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.

The Natural History of Medial Meniscal Root Tears


The Natural History of Medial Meniscal Root Tears: A Biomechanical and Clinical Case Perspective

Authors:

Robert F. LaPrade, Edward R. Floyd, Ariel N. Rodriguez, Kari L. Falaas, Gregory B. Carlson, Jorge Chahla, and Andrew G. Geeslin

Abstract:

Posterior medial meniscus root tears (PMMRTs) make up a relatively notable proportion of all meniscus pathology […]

The Natural History of Medial Meniscal Root Tears

Tibial Tubercle Preserving Wedge for Increased Posterior Tibial Slope


Authors:

Edward R. Floyd, M.D., Gregory B. Carlson, M.D., Jill Monson, P.T., O.C.S., and Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.

Abstract:

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) failure is multifactorial, but it is known that increased posterior tibial slope (PTS) leads to a greater  likelihood of ACLR failure. This technical note describes the senior author’s technique for performing […]

Tibial Tubercle Preserving Wedge for Increased Posterior Tibial Slope

Femoral Condyle | Articular Cartilage Injury

Femoral Condyles –  Anatomy:

The femoral condyles are located on the end of the thigh bone, or the femur.  They are covered by articular cartilage and function as a shock absorber for the knee.

Femoral Condyle Chondromalacia:

Damage to the cartilage on the end of the bone is known as arthritis.  This could also be described as “chondromalacia” […]

Femoral Condyle | Articular Cartilage Injury

Chondral Lesions of the Knee: An Evidence-Based Approach


Authors:

MAJ Travis J. Dekker, MD, USAF, MC, Zachary S. Aman, MS, BA, Nicholas N. DePhillipo, PhD, MS, ATC, CSCS, LT COL Jonathan F. Dickens, MD, USA, MC, Adam W. Anz, MD, and Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD

Abstract:

  • Management of chondral lesions of the knee is challenging and requires assessment of several factors including […]
Chondral Lesions of the Knee: An Evidence-Based Approach

Knee Arthroscopy: Evidence For a Targeted Approach


Authors:

Robert F LaPrade, Tim Spalding, Iain R Murray, Jorge Chahla, Marc R Safran, Christopher M Larson, Scott C Faucett, Richard von Bormann, Robert H Brophy,
Rodrigo Maestu, Aaron J Krych, Ponky Firer, Lars Engebretsen

Abstract:

Like many areas of medicine, the role of arthroscopy is evolving and its use must be guided by critical analysis of the […]

Knee Arthroscopy: Evidence For a Targeted Approach

Arthroscopic Excision of Bipartite Patella


Authors:

Edward R. Floyd, M.S., Kari L. Falaas, B.S., Gregory B. Carlson, M.D., Jill Monson, P.T., O.C.S., and Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.

Abstract:

A bipartite patella usually presents as an incidentalfinding on radiographs because most cases are asymp-tomatic. However, some patients may present with pain and functional limitations. Conservative treatment is sufficient toresolve symptoms in most […]

Arthroscopic Excision of Bipartite Patella

Multiple Ligament Knee Reconstructions


Authors:

Edward R. Floyd, M.S., Jill K. Monson, P.T., and Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D

Abstract:

Patients with multi-ligament knee injuries require a thorough examination (Lachman, posterior-drawer, varus, valgus, and rotational testing). Diagnoses are confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging as well as stress radiographs (posterior, varus, and valgus) when indicated. Multiple systematic reviews have reported that […]

Multiple Ligament Knee Reconstructions

Dr. LaPrade is Quoted in Healio Orthopedics Today – What Nonoperative Approaches for Knee OA Do You Use in Recreational vs Advanced Athletes?


Dr. LaPrade is Quoted in Healio Orthopedics Today

What Nonoperative Approaches for Knee OA Do You Use in Recreational vs Advanced Athletes?

Treatment depends on OA factors:

Nonoperative approaches for any patient with OA depends upon a stepwise approach, which often depends upon the degree of arthritis, its location, the patient’s range of knee motion and the […]

Dr. LaPrade is Quoted in Healio Orthopedics Today – What Nonoperative Approaches for Knee OA Do You Use in Recreational vs Advanced Athletes?

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Using a Quadriceps Tendon Autograft in a Patient with Open Physes


Authors:

Edward R. Floyd, M.S., Nicholas J. Ebert, B.S., Gregory B. Carlson, M.D., Jill K. Monson, P.T., O.C.S., and Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.

Abstract:

Recurrent patellar dislocations are correlated with an elevated risk for further patellar dislocations. Chronic patellar instability is a disabling issue for some patients and may require surgical intervention for proper treatment. […]

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Using a Quadriceps Tendon Autograft in a Patient with Open Physes

Multiple Ligament Reconstructions of the Knee and Posterolateral Corner


Authors:

Edward R. Floyd M.S., Gregory B. Carlson M.D., Jill Monson P.T., O.C.S., Robert F. LaPrade M.D., Ph.D

Abstract:

Injuries to the knee involving multiple ligaments occur in a variety of circumstances and require careful assessment and planning. A wide constellation of injuries can occur with causes sufficiently traumatic to produce bi-cruciate ligament deficiency, and this […]

Multiple Ligament Reconstructions of the Knee and Posterolateral Corner
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