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.

Combined ACL & Lateral Extra-Articular Reconstruction


Authors:

Andrew G. Geeslin, M.D., Jorge Chahla, M.D., Ph.D., and Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.

Abstract:

The anterolateral complex (ALC) of the knee has received renewed research interest because of the potential role of this anatomic region in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear biomechanics and surgical treatment outcomes. The primary structures of the ALC include the […]

Combined ACL & Lateral Extra-Articular Reconstruction

Mark Returns to Mountain Bike Racing after Complete Posterior Meniscal Root Tear


Patient Testimonial My Mark J: Dr. LaPrade and team are the best!

I am a 66-year-old athlete and have been active in multiple sports my whole life. I still compete in rigorous, endurance Mountain Bike Cycling events. Dr. LaPrade repaired a “complete tear of my posterior meniscal root” in August of 2021. I am happy […]

Mark Returns to Mountain Bike Racing after Complete Posterior Meniscal Root Tear

Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, Among Top Orthopedic Researchers in the World as h-index Surpasses 100


Dr. Robert LaPrade, researcher and complex knee surgeon, reaches an h-index of over 100 with at least 100 articles cited at least 100 times.

EDINA, MINN. (PRWEB) AUGUST 30, 2022

Complex knee surgeon and research clinician scientist, Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, joins the list of most highly cited researchers (h-index => 100 according to his […]

Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, Among Top Orthopedic Researchers in the World as h-index Surpasses 100

AANA Course Offered: Sharpen Your Knee Repair Techniques


Dr. Robert LaPrade, Course Chair for ANNA September 9-10, 2022

ANNA Presents a course for Complex Knee Surgeons called: Sharpen Your Knee Repair Techniques

A Comprehensive Advanced Knee Arthroscopy Lab Course

When:

September 9-10, 2022

Where:

Rosemont, Illinois

Course Chair:

Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD

Master Instructors:

Julie A Dodds, MD; Christopher M. Larson, MD

Featured Topics:

Optimizing Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction Outcomes
Meniscus Repair […]

AANA Course Offered: Sharpen Your Knee Repair Techniques

SOMOS Grand Rounds Webinar #13 Welcomes Dr. LaPrade to the Faculty


SOMOS: Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons Webinar #13: Approaching the Sports Knee

Dr. Robert LaPrade will be part of the faculty for the SOMOS Webinar #13 on September 28, 2022 at 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central.  This 1-hour panel-based discussion will help members of SOMOS:

  • Gain technical perspective in advanced techniques for arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
  • […]

SOMOS Grand Rounds Webinar #13 Welcomes Dr. LaPrade to the Faculty

Optimizing My ACLR to Ensure a Successful Primary ACL Surgery | Dr. Robert LaPrade Chairs AAOS Webinar

Optimizing My ACLR to Ensure a Successful Primary ACL Surgery

Save the date!  Dr. Robert LaPrade, PhD will be chairing the AAOS Webinar called: Optimizing My ACLR to Ensure a Successful Primary ACL Surgery.

Here are the details:

Format:  Webinar
Location:  Online
Date:  September 14, 2022
Time:  7:15 PM – 8:15 PM CT
Credits:  1.00 CME

This webinar is […]

Optimizing My ACLR to Ensure a Successful Primary ACL Surgery | Dr. Robert LaPrade Chairs AAOS Webinar

Primary Fixation…Single-Stitch…Meniscal Repair of Tears


Primary Fixation and Cyclic Performance of Single-Stitch All-Inside and Inside-Out Meniscal Devices for Repairing Vertical Longitudinal Meniscal Tears

Authors:

Samuel Bachmaier, MSc, Aaron J. Krych, MD , Patrick A. Smith, MD, Mirco Herbort, MD, Daniel Ritter, MSc, Robert F. LaPrade,|MD, PhD, and Coen A. Wijdicks, PhD, MBA
Investigation performed at the Arthrex Department of Orthopedic Research, Munich, […]

Primary Fixation…Single-Stitch…Meniscal Repair of Tears

Best Treatment Unknown for Primary Patellar Dislocation


Authors:

John P. Fulkerson, MD, Robert F. LaPrade, MD, Ph.D., Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, MD, Seth L. Sherman, MD, and Beth E. Shubin Stein, MD.

Abstract:

A common injury seen in orthopedic surgery, patellar dislocation accounts for about 2% to 3% of knee injuries and is the second most traumatic knee injury after ACL tears in the adolescent […]

Best Treatment Unknown for Primary Patellar Dislocation

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
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