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Knee Braces

Knee Braces

In order to optimize the healing process for many patients after a knee ligament injury, or to treat patients with malalignment and ipsilateral arthritis, knee braces are an essential component of ensuring that one achieves a maximal outcome.  Knee braces can be an effective means to maximize healing, both for nonoperative treatment after ligament […]

Knee Braces

Game Ready Vasopneumatic Ice Machine

Game Ready Vasopneumatic Ice Machine

As part of our comprehensive treatment for patients who have knee surgery, we have integrated the use of the Game Ready device*. Game Ready is a vasopneumatic ice machine designed and used by athletes post-injury and postoperatively. Our unique and extensive treatment plan starts the day of surgery with Game Ready […]

Game Ready Vasopneumatic Ice Machine

National and International Traveling Patients

Thank You for Choosing Dr. LaPrade!

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

Physical Therapy Providers

Surgical Patients:

All surgical patients will attend a 7:00am Physical Therapy (PT) and post-operative rounding visit the day after surgery at the Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) Eagan-Viking Lakes location (PT clinic – 1st/ground floor). During this visit, the PT team will initiate post-operative physical therapy care and educate the patient and caregiver on the […]

Physical Therapy Providers

Preoperative Planning and Postoperative Planning

Preoperative Planning Day of Surgery Postoperative Planning Research FAQ Physical Therapy Accommodations \ Caregiver Options Directions & Map Billing / Other Entities

Dr. LaPrade Team Contact Information:

To reach all […]

Preoperative Planning and Postoperative Planning

Pre-Operative Bathing Instructions

Infection Prevention

Thank you for choosing Vail Health/Surgery Center for your care.  We are committed to your wellbeing.

There is a small risk of infection with any surgery.  Vail Health have a very low surgical site infection rate.  We work hard to prevent infections and want you to get involved and play a role in your health.

Because […]

Pre-Operative Bathing Instructions

Office Information

Dr. LaPrade sees patients Monday through Friday by appointment only. To schedule an appointment at the Twin Cities Orthopedics please call 612-615-2240

Office Locations:

Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD

EDINA- CROSSTOWN OFFICE
4010 W. 65th St.
Edina, MN 55435

EAGAN-VIKING LAKES OFFICE
2700 Vikings Circle
Eagan, MN 55121

612-615-2240 phone

Map & Directions:

Twin Cities Orthopedics

From Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport

Office Information

Post-Operative Instructions & Guidelines

Do I need to quit smoking prior to surgery?

We encourage all tobacco users to quit 6 weeks prior to surgery. Tobacco use not only increases your risk for infection, but also delays bone growth and soft tissue healing.  It is also highly important to remain tobacco-free for a minimum of 6 months after surgery to […]

Post-Operative Instructions & Guidelines

Surgery Information

Dr. LaPrade is proud to be among the best medical professionals in the industry.  Our hospital and surgery center offer the most advanced and state-of-the-art computer systems, medical equipment and surgical instruments in the orthopaedic (orthopedic) industry today.

We offer our patients a comfortable, relaxed and organized setting so that your orthopaedic (orthopedic) knee procedure can […]

Surgery Information

Pre-Operative Instructions

Preoperative Planning

  • Preoperative clearance from your primary care provider is required for all surgical patients. Medical Clearance and documentation must be obtained within 30 days of your surgery. Please see below under “Preoperative Clearance by Primary Care Provider” for more detail.
  • Generally, Dr. LaPrade recommends staying in the Twin Cities for 5 to 10 days […]
Pre-Operative Instructions
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