He already had a stellar reputation…now you can add “internet maverick” to the list of glowing words used to describe Robert F. LaPrade M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. On December 16, 2016, Dr. LaPrade opened up new orthopedic territory when he performed a live knee dissection on Facebook!

Dr. LaPrade commented to OTW, “The Facebook Live broadcast was an unusual event that required a significant amount of planning. Pulling together a film crew, cadaver knee, etc., was pretty interesting, and resulted in a truly successful event. It required quite a bit of planning from our IT

[information technology] team to ensure that we could provide a live feed. Obviously, the planning went well because the event went off without a hitch. In the first 24 hours the video garnered over 10,000 views.”

“The clinical highlights were that we were able to review the anatomy of the anterolateral aspect of the knee in a very detailed fashion. This area has been difficult for many to understand and I believe that the live cadaver dissection helped demonstrate the location and function of these structures with immediate feedback from an audience that was able to ask questions and express their concerns.”

Full Article: Dr. Robert LaPrade Performs Live Knee Dissection on Facebook

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