Dr. Brian Larkin, MD

Dr. Brian Larkin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
36 y/o

Accepting new patients

Brian J. Larkin, M.D., a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, is a native of Michigan and joined Orthopedic Associates in 2012. His clinical expertise is in primary and revision hip and knee replacement and treatment of the young adult, including hip arthroscopy and open hip preservation surgery. After graduating from Troy High School, Dr. Larkin attended Yale University where he played varsity soccer and graduated with honors in biomedical engineering. He then obtained his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at Henry Ford Hospital, all in Detroit, MI. Dr. Larkin did his fellowship training in Joint Preservation, Resurfacing, and Replacement at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He has been actively involved in research, including presentations at regional and national meetings, peer reviewed journal publications, and as an author of a book chapter. Dr. Larkin is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Larkin is a consulting physician for the Colorado Avalanche. He enjoys soccer, running, skiing, golf, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Orthopedic Associates

4700 Hale Pkwy Ste 550

Denver, CO 80220
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • Medico

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Top Care Areas


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Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Larkin Dr. Larkin believes in individualizing the patient care experience to meet the needs and demands of our active Denver population. He seeks to provide attentive, compassionate care to patients and family members while focusing on achieving excellent clinical outcomes. He tailors his treatment to those suffering from joint pain to include both operative and nonoperative treatment options with the goal of helping his patients regain their healthy, active lifestyle.


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Henry Ford Hospital Pogram
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Henry Ford Hospital Pogram
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Washington University-B-Jh-Slch Consortium Program
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Larkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Rose Medical Center

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Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Larkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Larkin to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Larkin Says:

This is Dr. Larkin responding to the 03/08/16 review

All of our providers at Orthopedic Associates strive to provide the highest standard of care in both operative and non-operative settings. We are disappointed to hear that your recovery is not where you would like it to be at this point. Please feel free to call our office and we would be happy to arrange a convenient time to discuss your condition in person.

Dr. Larkin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Bennett, CO |
I would like to extend a life changing thank you to Dr. Larkin and staff for the wonderful experience with a total hip replacement. I was literally walking a few hours after the procedure and have not looked back. I wish I had it done years ago. Rock stars in my world. Bob Gleave
in Englewood, CO |
Great surgeon but office staff very unaccommodating with scheduling appointments. I've had to go elsewhere for postop follow up.
in Denver, CO |
I had two very successful total knee replacements with Dr Larkin in 2016 and couldn't be happier with the outcomes. Dr. Larkin and his staff were always there, professional, knowledgeable, understanding, and kind. I always felt like I was with an incredibly competent surgeon, and I trusted him and his staff with my wellbeing, and was happy I did so. His choice of Rose Medical Center for the surgeries was super as well, great place and great nursing staff. Super Doctor!! thank you.
in Aurora, CO |
For years I had delayed getting my hip replaced because of my age. Dr. Larkin explained the surgery and future procedure options. I highly recommend him and only wish I'd had the procedure with him 5 years earlier.
in Brighton, CO |
He is very personable, quick to ease the patients fears, gives thorough explanations regarding your need for surgery and what will be done. His staff is very courteous. Makes the experience of upcoming surgeries easier for patients to prepare for. His has concern for the well being of each individual patient.
in Denver, CO |
Engenders confidence by thorough analysis of the issues and carefully listens.
I received excellent diagnoses and treatment from Dr. Larkin and his staff. My surgery, total knee replacement, performed by Dr. Larkin went very well.
in Arvada, CO |
Dr. Larkin was outstanding both before, during, and after the operation of my left hip replacement. He kept me informed and gave me accurate expectations during my recovery. I will go back to him if I need future hip or knee replacement.
After consulting with 2 other Orthopedic Surgeons who recommended a Full Knee Replacement i went to see Dr. Larkin. Upon review of my X-rays, MRI, and a physical exam he recommended a Partial Knee Replacement. Recovery time 6-8 weeks versus 3-4 months for full replacement. Dr. Larkin showed me the actual appartus of the partial replacement and sold me on the operation. The operation was a total success and I golfed in 6 weeks and i day. His Medical Assistant Becca was most helpful.
in Westminster, CO |
I had both of my hips replaced over a 2 month period by Dr. Larkin. Both surgeries were quick and uneventful. Neither required an overnight stay at the hospital. Recoveries from both surgeries were quick and pain free. I was walking around the day after surgery, and fully recovered in 2-3 weeks. Dr. Larkin was great about explaining my options prior to surgery, and he was very good about answering my questions after surgery. My experience under Dr. Larkin's care was excellent.
in englewood co |
Brain Larkin 1st hip replacement dec.2014 failure 2nd replacement oct. 2015 failure, after 3 2nd opinions Dr. Larkin had put in a ball that is too big, so I have to have my iliopsoas tendon cut, all 3 dr?s could not explain why such a big ball, my only son is getting married on april 1st so I will be attending the wedding in pain.
in Westminster, CO |
I have a total hip replacement and after 22 days was able to return to my job which involves walking on roofs and traversing crawlspaces. His staff working with me to get me in quickly since my other physician canceled my surgery at the 11th hour. The staff and Dr. Larkin were great. If you need orthopedic care stop looking you have found the best in Denver.
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Dr. Larkin accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Colorado Front Range
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Veteran Administration Plan

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4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
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