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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.

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?

Nonanatomic Placement of Posteromedial Meniscal Root Repairs: A Finite Element Study


Authors

B. Steineman, R. LaPrade, T.L. Haut Donahue

Abstract

Nonanatomic placement of posteromedial meniscal root repairs alters knee mechanics; however, little is known about how the position and magnitude of misplacement affect knee mechanics. Finite element knee models were developed to assess changes in cartilage and meniscus mechanics for anatomic and various nonanatomic repairs with respect to […]

Nonanatomic Placement of Posteromedial Meniscal Root Repairs: A Finite Element Study

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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

Decreased Posterior Tibial Slope Does Not Affect Postoperative Posterior Knee Laxity After Double-Bundle Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Background

Recent clinical studies identified sagittal plane posterior tibial slope as a risk factor for increased postoperative lax- ity after single-bundle posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (PCLR).

Purpose/Hypothesis

To retrospectively compare the degree of posterior tibial slope and its effect on posterior tibial translation (PTT) after double-bundle (DB) PCLR. Our null hypothesis was that […]

Decreased Posterior Tibial Slope Does Not Affect Postoperative Posterior Knee Laxity After Double-Bundle Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Posterior Tibial Slope and Risk of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Background

Recent biomechanical studies have identified sagittal plane posterior tibial slope as a potential risk factor for pos- terior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury because of its effects on the kinematics of the native and surgically treated knee. However, the literature lacks clinical correlation between primary PCL injuries and decreased posterior tibial […]

Posterior Tibial Slope and Risk of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Clinical Presentation and Outcomes Associated With Fabellectomy in the Setting of Fabella Syndrome

Background

Clinical outcomes pertaining to isolated lateral fabellectomy in the setting of fabella syndrome are limited to small case reports at this time.

Purpose

To assess the most common presenting symptoms, clinical outcomes, and satisfaction after fabella excision in the setting of fabella syndrome.

Study Design

Case series; Level of evidence, 4.

Methods

Consecutive patients with a minimum of 21-month follow-up after […]

Clinical Presentation and Outcomes Associated With Fabellectomy in the Setting of Fabella Syndrome

Lateral Posterior Tibial Slope in Male and Female Athletes Sustaining Contact Versus Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears

Background

Lateral posterior tibial slope (PTS) has been identified as a risk factor for primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.

Purpose/Hypothesis

The purpose was to prospectively determine if there was a difference in lateral PTS between male and female athletes sustaining contact ACL tears as compared with a group of sex-, age-, and […]

Lateral Posterior Tibial Slope in Male and Female Athletes Sustaining Contact Versus Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears

Tibial Slope and Its Effect on Force in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Grafts

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Force Increases Linearly as Posterior Tibial Slope Increases

Background

Previous work has reported that increased tibial slope is directly correlated with increased anterior tibial translation, possibly predisposing patients to higher rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and causing higher rates of ACL graft fail- ures over the long […]

Tibial Slope and Its Effect on Force in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Grafts