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 Meniscus Congress in Luxembourg Features Dr. Robert LaPrade July 7, 2022


Dr. Robert F. LaPrade will present information on the surgical anatomy of the medial meniscus ramp at the Meniscus Congress in Luxembourg

WHAT:

Dr. LaPrade will speak on: “The Surgical Anatomy of the Medial Meniscus Ramp”

WHEN:

Conference runs from July 7 – 9, 2022

Dr. LaPrade speaks on Thursday, July 7th at 9:00AM

For more information and to […]

The Meniscus Congress in Luxembourg Features Dr. Robert LaPrade July 7, 2022

Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD to Give Presidential Lecture at Minnesota Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting


Dr. Robert F. LaPrade to give the Presidential Lecture at the Minnesota Orthopaedic Society’s Annual Meeting

WHAT:

Dr. LaPrade will speak on: “Overcoming Dogma and Level 5 Evidence: 25 Years of Sports Medicine Advancement Using the Research Pyramid”

WHEN: 

May 6, 2022

WHERE: 

Westin Edina Hotel

Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD to Give Presidential Lecture at Minnesota Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting

Dr. LaPrade Named Top Doctor by Castle Connolly for 8th Year


Dr. LaPrade is once again named “Top Doctor” for 2022 by Castle Connolly

Dr. LaPrade has been named, once again, to Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2022.

The Castle Connolly recognition is only given to the top 7% of all US board-certified physicians in the nation. It is considered by physicians to be the only legitimate […]

Dr. LaPrade Named Top Doctor by Castle Connolly for 8th Year

Tibial Slope ACL Graft vs Primary Tear


Authors:

Robert S. Dean, MD, Nicholas N. DePhillipo, PhD, ATC, OTC, and Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD
Investigation performed at Twin Cities Orthopedics, Edina, Minnesota, USA

Abstract:

Background:

Increased posterior tibial slope (PTS) is a risk factor for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and failure of ACL reconstruction (ACLR) grafts.

Purpose:

The purpose was to conduct a systematic review of […]

Tibial Slope ACL Graft vs Primary Tear

Acute Intervention With Selective Interleukin-1 Inhibitor Therapy For Osteoarthritis


Authors:

Zachary S. Aman, B.A., Nicholas N. DePhillipo, Ph.D., A.T.C., Filippo Familiari, M.D., LTC Jonathan F. Dickens, M.D., Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D., and Maj. Travis J. Dekker, M.D.

Purpose:

To evaluate the efficacy of selective interleukin (IL)-1 inhibitor therapy in the reduction of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) progression following knee ligament or meniscal injury. Methods: A […]

Acute Intervention With Selective Interleukin-1 Inhibitor Therapy For Osteoarthritis

Combined Meniscus Repair and ACL Reconstruction


Authors:

Ariel N. Rodriguez, M.S., Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D., and Andrew G. Geeslin, M.D

Abstract:

Meniscal tear patterns associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, such as root tears and ramp lesions are common but less easily recognized on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared with a complete radial tear or a locked bucket-handle tear. Timely […]

Combined Meniscus Repair and ACL Reconstruction

Revision Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Reconstruction – Treatment for Instability


Title:

Revision Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Reconstruction for the Treatment of Chronic Instability Secondary to Suture Button Construct Failure

Authors:

Ariel N. Rodriguez, M.S., Foley Schreier, B.S., Gregory B. Carlson, M.D., and Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.

Abstract:

Recurrent proximal tibiofibular joint (PTFJ) instability can result from nonanatomic repair using a suture button construct. During initial reconstruction, proper identification […]

Revision Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Reconstruction – Treatment for Instability

Posterior Approach – Treatment of Osteochondral Defect


Title:

Posterior Approach for the Treatment of an Osteochondral Defect on the Posterior Lateral Femoral Condyle

Authors:

Ariel N. Rodriguez, M.S., Lindsay C. Roethke, B.S., Daniel J. Liechti, M.D., and Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.

Abstract:

Osteochondral defects of the knee often occur as a result of traumatic injury, repetitive microtrauma, or genetic predisposition. Smaller lesions can be […]

Posterior Approach – Treatment of Osteochondral Defect

Proximal Tibiofibular Taping Example

In this video, Dr. Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD,  demonstrates how to correctly perform a Proximal Tibiofibular Taping.

Use the white tape as a guide for proper placement.

The next tape uses tension to achieve the correct taping technique.

Once the tape is secure, the patient will be asked to perform a normally painful movement, […]

Proximal Tibiofibular Taping Example

Proximal Tibial Opening Wedge Osteotomy…Knee Instability


Authors:

Ariel N. Rodriguez, M.S., Foley Schreier, B.S., Gregory B. Carlson, M.D., and Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.

Abstract:

Decreased posterior tibial slope has been associated with increased risk of graft failure and knee instability after posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction. Premature physeal arrest at the tibial tubercle is a common cause of osseous genu recurvatum. […]

Proximal Tibial Opening Wedge Osteotomy…Knee Instability
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