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About Robert LaPrade, MD

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.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Failure and Revision Surgery: Current Concepts


Authors:

Juan Del Castillo, MD, Gilbert Moatshe, MD, Robert F LaPrade, MD

Abstract:

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is one of the most commonly performed procedures in orthopaedic sports medicine. Despite developments in understanding the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee joint, a fairly large subset of patients has ACLR failure. Outcomes after revision […]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Failure and Revision Surgery: Current Concepts

Knee Braces

Knee Braces

In order to optimize the healing process for many patients after a knee ligament injury, or to treat patients with malalignment and ipsilateral arthritis, knee braces are an essential component of ensuring that one achieves a maximal outcome.  Knee braces can be an effective means to maximize healing, both for nonoperative treatment after ligament […]

Knee Braces

Game Ready Vasopneumatic Ice Machine

Game Ready Vasopneumatic Ice Machine

As part of our comprehensive treatment for patients who have knee surgery, we have integrated the use of the Game Ready device*. Game Ready is a vasopneumatic ice machine designed and used by athletes post-injury and postoperatively. Our unique and extensive treatment plan starts the day of surgery with Game Ready […]

Game Ready Vasopneumatic Ice Machine

Matt Peters Overcomes a Complex Knee Injury

Not Just Your Average Teenager

mathMatt Peters was a typical teenager — before a complex knee injury took him away from the typical activities a vibrant 15-year old partakes in. Prior to meeting Dr. LaPrade and going through countless doctor’s visits and surgeries, Matt could easily […]

Matt Peters Overcomes a Complex Knee Injury

Anne Furgal’s ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Anne-FurgalThe words “traumatic” and “positive” generally are not associated within the same sentence.  That is, unless the one speaking is Anne Furgal.

After suffering from a massive knee injury in 2010, Anne underwent surgery at the hands of Dr. Robert LaPrade, orthopedic complex knee surgeon with The […]

Anne Furgal’s ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Treatment for Symptomatic Genu Recurvatum


Authors:

Robert S. Dean, BS, Nathan R. Graden, BS, David H. Kahat, BA, Nicholas N. DePhillipo, PhD, ATC, OTC, and Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD

Abstract:

*Investigation performed at Twin Cities Orthopedics, Edina, Minnesota, USA

Background:

Symptomatic genu recurvatum is a challenging condition to treat. Both osseous and soft tissue treatment options have been reported to address symptomatic genu […]

Treatment for Symptomatic Genu Recurvatum

Peripheral Stabilization Suture to Address Meniscal Extrusion in a Revision Meniscal Root Repair: Surgical Technique and Rehabilitation Protocol


Authors:

Robert S. Dean B.S, Nicholas N. DePhillipo M.S., A.T.C., O.T.C., Jill K. Monson P.T., O.C.S, Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.

Abstract:

Meniscal root tears are an increasingly recognized condition. These tears can cause the meniscus to become extruded outside the joint, which can diminish the biomechanical functionality of the meniscus. Anatomic repair of the meniscal root […]

Peripheral Stabilization Suture to Address Meniscal Extrusion in a Revision Meniscal Root Repair: Surgical Technique and Rehabilitation Protocol

High-Grade Impaction Fractures with ACL Tears Have Increased Preoperative Pivot Shift


High-Grade Posterolateral Tibial Plateau Impaction Fractures in the Setting of a Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear Are Correlated With an Increased Preoperative Pivot Shift and Inferior Postoperative Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Authors:

David L. Bernholt, MD, Grant J. Dornan, MSc, Nicholas N. DePhillipo, MS, ATC, OTC, Zachary S. Aman, BA, Mitchell I. Kennedy, BS, […]

High-Grade Impaction Fractures with ACL Tears Have Increased Preoperative Pivot Shift

Technique for Treatment of Subchondral Compression Fracture of the Lateral Femoral Condyle Associated With ACL Tear


Abstract:

Excessive knee pivoting that causes a complete anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear may result in a subchondral compression fracture on the lateral femoral condyle after impacting the lateral tibial condyle. Because this mechanism is similar to the humeral head that has an impact on the glenoid during an anterior shoulder dislocation, such an osteochondral […]

Technique for Treatment of Subchondral Compression Fracture of the Lateral Femoral Condyle Associated With ACL Tear

Medial Meniscus Root Repair in Patients With Open Physes


Abstract:

Meniscal root tears have become increasingly recognized in the past decade. Lateral meniscus root tears typically occur in active, younger patients who sustain acute anterior cruciate ligament tears. Conversely, medial meniscus root tears typically occur in isolation and affect middle-aged patients. However, recent reports have described the incidence of meniscal root tears occurring in […]

Medial Meniscus Root Repair in Patients With Open Physes
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