Robert LaPrade, MD | Minnesota Knee Specialist | Twin Cities, Minneapolis-St.Paul, Edina, Eagan

Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD – Sports Medicine & Complex Knee Specialist


Listed as a “Top Knee Surgeon in America“, Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD is a complex knee specialist, known worldwide for offering innovative treatments in Sports Medicine.

Through his extensive research and practice, Dr. LaPrade has developed special expertise in:


Dr. LaPrade is passionate about healthy knees. He has been studying the knee joint along with providing orthopedic knee surgery and expert care for over 20 years. Specializing in complex and traumatic knee injuries involving the posterolateral corner, as well as other areas of the knee, Dr. LaPrade’s experience is unparalleled in accurately diagnosing and treating compound, multifaceted knee injuries.


Dr. LaPrade is internationally recognized for his dedication to providing state-of-the-art procedures to treat complex knee injuries. His passion for research in orthopedics is evident as he continuously seeks to improve diagnostic tests, surgical techniques and patient outcomes for knee injuries. His work ethic and productivity is recognized and appreciated worldwide.

  • Awarded the OREF Clinical Research Award, considered a Nobel Prize of Orthopaedics
  • Selected as one the of four best Orthopedic Knee Surgeons practicing in ambulatory surgery centers by Becker’s ASC Review
  • Recipient of the 2015 Alumni Career Award from The University of Maine Alumni Association
  • Published over 525 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and 125 book chapters


Dr. LaPrade takes the time to understand each patient’s unique circumstances in order to recommend the best treatment option for the specific injury and lifestyle goals. Regardless of how complicated the problem or complex the injury, Dr. LaPrade is committed to finding a solution for each patient.


Dr. LaPrade recognizes that providing the best knee injury treatments to his patients requires the collaboration of a strong team. Together, Dr. LaPrade, his team and the patient all work for the best possible outcome – an accelerated recovery-starting with working with a dedicated physical therapy team on the day after surgery.

“The Knee Injury Bible: Everything You Need to Know about Knee Injuries, How to Treat Them, and How They Affect Your Life”

Written by world experts in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, The Knee Injury Bible: Everything You Need to Know About Knee Injuries, How to Treat Them, and How They Affect Your Life is a comprehensive guide for anyone with knee injury or chronic knee pain: how injuries occur, how to treat problems, and how to return to the life and sports you love.

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