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Larry Watson, M.D.

Sports medicine is a unique discipline, because it attracts physicians who not only are interested in medicine, but also understand the unique needs of the athlete.

Dr. Larry Watson is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports injuries and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. He has practiced in Columbus Ohio since 1992.

Dr. Watson is published in medical texts and journals. He has been team physician for multiple professional, college, high school and club athletic organizations. He currently serves as team orthopedic surgeon for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Dr. Watson has been repeatedly voted best orthopedic surgeon and top sports orthopedist in Central Ohio by his peers, and has been included in the America’s Top Doctors® list featured in Columbus Monthly each year since 2015. 

Dr. Watson offers specialized care in the following areas:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Specializations

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    • Marie

      I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Larry Watson as well as the Physical Therapy staff. I came in with a labral tear in my left shoulder. Dr. Watson has a strong athletic background and it was so reassuring ... Read More
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    More About Dr. Watson

    • Riverside Methodist Hospital
    • Ohio Orthopedic Surgery Institute
    Marshall University, magna cum laude, Huntington, West Virginia
    Medical Degree:
    Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia
    Orthopedic Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    Sports Medicine at the University of Western Ontario/University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada
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