Bioengineering Hip Research: Why it’s Important to your Practice and What’s Next
During the Vail Hip Symposium in Vail, Colorado, Dr. LaPrade discussed some of the hip research that he and Dr. Marc Philippon have done together and the positive impact bioengineering hip research can have on a practice. The way we look at research is similar to a pyramid. At the base, there is knowledge of quantitative anatomy. In the middle, there is biomechanics and at the top there is clinical outcomes.
Learn more about the anatomy of the hip in Dr. LaPrade’s presentation: Bioengineering Hip Research: Why it’s Important to your Practice and What’s Next
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.