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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.

The Future of Meniscus Science: International Expert Consensus


Authors:

Nicholas N. DePhillipo, Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD, Stefano Zaffagnini, Caroline Mouton, Romain Seil, and Philippe Beaufils

Abstract:

Purpose:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the main focus areas for research and development for furthering the state of meniscus science in 2021.

Methods:

An electronic survey including 10 questions was sent in a blind fashion to the […]

The Future of Meniscus Science: International Expert Consensus

Dr. LaPrade Wins Two Awards For Collaborative Studies With International Colleagues In The Journal of ISAKOS


Dr. Robert F. LaPrade wins Two Awards For Collaborative Studies With His International Colleagues

The Journal of ISAKOS (the official journal of the The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) awards Dr. LaPrade and his international colleagues two prestigious awards:

“The Best Current Concepts Review Award” and

“The Best Original Article Award”

The […]

Dr. LaPrade Wins Two Awards For Collaborative Studies With International Colleagues In The Journal of ISAKOS

Arthroscopic-Assisted Lateral Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With Open Ligamentous Extra-Articular Tenodesis


Authors:

Edward R. Floyd M.S, Gregory B. Carlson M.D., Robert F. LaPrade M.D., Ph.D

Abstract:

Lateral meniscus allograft transplantation is performed in predominantly young, active patients and is an option to stabilize the joint in lateral meniscus–deficient patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The lateral meniscus functions as an important restraint to anterior tibial translation, and meniscal […]

Arthroscopic-Assisted Lateral Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With Open Ligamentous Extra-Articular Tenodesis

Patellar Tendon Revision Reconstruction With Hamstring Tendon Autografts


Authors:

Edward R. Floyd M.S., Gregory B. Carlson M.D., Robert F. LaPrade M.D., Ph.D.

Abstract:

Patellar tendon rupture is an infrequent cause of disability in patients younger than 40 years, with chronic injury and repeat procedures creating difficulty in facilitating healing. Use of hamstring autograft to reinforce the repair has been reported to strengthen the repair construct […]

Patellar Tendon Revision Reconstruction With Hamstring Tendon Autografts

Dr. Robert F. LaPrade is Awarded The Jack C. Hughston Sports Physician Award for 2021


Dr. Robert F. LaPrade has been selected as the recipient of the Jack C. Hughston Sports Physician award for 2021.

The Jack C. Hughston Sports Physician Award is the academy’s highest individual honor for a physician. The award was instituted to grow the bonds and demonstrate the importance of collaboration between sports physicians and sports […]

Dr. Robert F. LaPrade is Awarded The Jack C. Hughston Sports Physician Award for 2021

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament: Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Double-Bundle Reconstruction


Authors:

Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD, Edward R. Floyd, Kari L. Falaas, Nicholas J. Ebert, Griffin D. Struyk, Gregory B. Carlson, Gilbert Moatshe, Jorge Chahla, Jill K. Monson

Abstract:

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is the largest intra-articular ligament in the knee and is the primary stabilizer to posterior tibial translation. Historically, the PCL’s functional dynamics […]

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament: Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Double-Bundle Reconstruction

Increased Posterior Tibial Slope Results in Increased Incidence of Posterior Lateral Meniscal Root Tears in ACL Reconstruction Patients


Authors:

David Bernholt, Nicholas N. DePhillipo, Zachary S. Aman, Brian T. Samuelsen, Mitchell I. Kennedy, Robert F. LaPrade

Abstract:

Purpose

While the association with acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears has been established, other risk factors and associated pathologies which occur with a concomitant lateral meniscal posterior root tear (LMPRT) are not well defined. The purpose […]

Increased Posterior Tibial Slope Results in Increased Incidence of Posterior Lateral Meniscal Root Tears in ACL Reconstruction Patients

Meniscal Root Tears: Solving the Silent Epidemic


Authors:

Robert F. LaPrade​, Edward R. Floyd, Gregory B. Carlson, Gilbert Moatshe, Jorge Chahla, Jill K. Monson

Abstract:

In this review article, the authors describe the most current knowledge surrounding meniscal root tears with a primary focus on diagnosis, management, and implications for the health of the knee joint. Historically overlooked or treated with meniscectomy, meniscal root […]

Meniscal Root Tears: Solving the Silent Epidemic

The Posterolateral Corner: Explanations and Outcomes


Authors:

Robert F. LaPrade, Edward R. Floyd, Gregory B. Carlson, Gilbert Moatshe, Jorge Chahla, Jill Monson

Abstract:

In this review, we examine the current understanding of posterolateral corner (PLC) injuries and treatment methods. We discuss the anatomy of the major structures of the PLC and the biomechanics of how these structures function together as a unit. The […]

The Posterolateral Corner: Explanations and Outcomes

2021 AANA/AOSSM Specialty Day

Dr. Robert F. LaPrade will be speaking at the 2021 AANA/AOSSM Specialty Day.

When: 3/17/2021 – 3/18/2021 (Dr. Laprade is on Thursday, March 18th) 
Where: Virtual Event

Dr. Laprade will speak from 7:43-7:49 p.m. Session V: Knee Cartilage, Meniscus and Biologics

Fix the Meniscus … […]

2021 AANA/AOSSM Specialty Day
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