Arthroscopic posteromedial capsular release for knee flexion contractures
Extension deficits of the knee can cause functional limitations in patients after knee surgery or injury. Most frequently, they are treated with manipulations, arthroscopic anterior compartment debridements, or open posterior capsular releases once nonoperative treatment fails.
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Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD
has specialized skills and expertise in diagnosing and treating complicated knee injuries. He has treated athletes at all levels, including Olympic, professional and intercollegiate athletes, and has returned numerous athletes back to full participation after surgeries. Recognized globally for his outstanding and efficient surgical skills and dedication to sports medicine, he has received many research awards, including the OREF Clinic Research Award considered by many a Nobel Prize in orthopedics. Dr. LaPrade is one of the most published investigators
in his field, and many of the surgeries that he has developed are now performed worldwide and recognized as the “gold standard” for the treatment of complex knee injuries.