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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.

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

The identification and treatment of snapping posterior tendons of the knee improves patient clinical outcomes


Authors:

Travis J. Dekker, W. Jeffrey Grantham, Nicholas N. DePhillipo, Zachary S. Aman, William W. Schairer & Robert F. LaPrade

Abstract:

Purpose:

To assess the most common presenting symptoms, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction following treatment of either snapping medial pes anserinus hamstrings or snapping lateral […]

The identification and treatment of snapping posterior tendons of the knee improves patient clinical outcomes

Complex Knee Case Discussion with Robert LaPrade, Tim Spalding, and Lars Engebretsen

This webinar moderated by Dr. Jorge Chahla is a faculty discussion with internationally renowned experts Drs. Robert LaPrade, Lars Engebretsen and Tim Spalding about complex knee cases involving multilligament injuries, complex meniscus problems and revision cases.

Cases include:

  • CASE 1:  Female ex-soccer player who played for a major city team, failed 2nd revision ACL surgery […]
Complex Knee Case Discussion with Robert LaPrade, Tim Spalding, and Lars Engebretsen

Bone graft substitute for tunnel filling improved ACL reconstruction outcomes


Overview

Researchers randomly assigned 40 patients undergoing two-stage revision ACL reconstruction to receive either autologous iliac crest cancellous bone graft for tunnel grafting (control group; n=20) or silicate-substituted calcium phosphate in the form of sculptable microgranules (Actifuse MIS System, Baxter) as a bone graft substitute for tunnel augmentation (intervention group; n=20). Researchers assessed the patients’ […]

Bone graft substitute for tunnel filling improved ACL reconstruction outcomes

The Orthopaedic Forum Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers for the Care of Surgically Necessary/Time-Sensitive Orthopaedic Cases during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors:

Nicholas N. DePhillipo, PhD, ATC, Christopher M. Larson, MD, Owen R. O’Neill, MD, and Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD

Introduction:

The current pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created unprecedented times. As communities strive to control infectious outbreaks, the virus continues to cause substantial economic, social, […]

The Orthopaedic Forum Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers for the Care of Surgically Necessary/Time-Sensitive Orthopaedic Cases during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Doxycycline Improves Tendon and Cartilage Pathologies in Preclinical Studies: Current Concepts


Authors:

Robert S Dean, David H Kahat, Nathan R Graden, Nicholas N DePhillipo,1, Robert F LaPrade

Abstract:

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are enzymes that are elevated during states of inflammation and have specifically been linked to cartilage, tendon and bone pathologies. Concentrations of these enzymes fluctuate naturally […]

Doxycycline Improves Tendon and Cartilage Pathologies in Preclinical Studies: Current Concepts

Editorial Commentary: Comparing Medial and Lateral Meniscal Root Tears Is Like Comparing Apples and Oranges


Authors:

Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D., Nicholas N. DePhillipo, M.S., A.T.C., O.T.C., and Christopher M. Larson, M.D.

Abstract:

The importance of treating meniscal root tears has been increasingly recognized, and surgeons have to make conscious decisions routinely regarding repair for select patients. The clinical and patient demographic differences between medial and lateral meniscal root tears are important […]

Editorial Commentary: Comparing Medial and Lateral Meniscal Root Tears Is Like Comparing Apples and Oranges

Editorial Commentary: Shedding Light on the Posterolateral Corner of the Knee: Can We Do it With the Scope? Is There a Real Benefit?


Authors:

Jorge Chahla, M.D., Ph.D., Editorial Board, Brady T. Williams, M.D., and Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.

Abstract:

Historically described as the “dark side of the knee,” the posterolateral corner of the knee has been a significant focus of anatomic, biomechanical, and clinical outcomes research due to poor treatment outcomes for these injuries before improvements over the […]

Editorial Commentary: Shedding Light on the Posterolateral Corner of the Knee: Can We Do it With the Scope? Is There a Real Benefit?

National and International Traveling Patients

Thank You for Choosing Dr. LaPrade!

Physicians from around the world often refer patients to Dr. LaPrade for his extensive expertise in complex knee injuries and treatments. To help these patients traveling nationally and internationally, we have set up an expedited care plan.

First Office Visit Goals

The goal of the first office visit is to provide a […]

National and International Traveling Patients