Vail, Colorado Rated One of the Most Academically Productive Academic Orthopaedic Centers in the US

A study published in the Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Orthopaedic Academic Activity in the United States: Bibliometric Analysis of Publications by City and State", named Vail, Colorado one of the most academically productive academic orthopaedic centers in the United States. The purpose of this study was to conduct a bibliometric analysis of orthopaedic academic output in the United States. The study's conclusion [...]

Complex Knee Surgeon Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, and Colleagues Selected for Four Awards at the 2018 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

Complex knee surgeon, Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, and colleagues at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) were selected for four awards at the 2018 American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. The AOSSM awards are given to researchers who produce cutting-edge research in key areas of orthopaedic sports medicine. Dr. LaPrade and colleagues were awarded: Fellow Research Award – Basic Science Cabaud Memorial [...]

Dr. LaPrade Awarded Four Awards at the 2018 AOSSM Meeting

 Dr. LaPrade and colleagues at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) were awarded four awards at the 2018 American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. Fellow Research Award – Basic Science: Sandeep Mannava, MD, PhD, Kaitlyn Whitney, Jillian King, Mitchell Kennedy, Katarina Klett, Grand Dornan, Jorge Chahla, MD, PhD, Thos Evans, MD, Johnny Huard, PhD, and Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD. Cabaud Memorial Award [...]

Low incidence of posterolateral corner injuries at the NFL Combine

Investigators found few players at the 2018 National Football League Combine had evidence of a posterolateral corner injury, with only 0.4% had residual varus symmetry on the clinical evaluation. “[Defining] the extent and grade of posterolateral knee injuries in athletes at the NFL Combine is difficult when only subjective evaluations are assessed,” Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD, told “In order to best determine the true objective instability present [...]

Dr. LaPrade Discusses How to Prevent Knee Pain with Men’s Health

Dr. LaPrade spoke with Men's Health on how to prevent knee pain. Everyone knows a dude who throws up his hands and cries, "Sorry, bad knees" at the mere suggestion of a high-impact activity. If you know that guy — or if you are that guy — the key to overcoming knee pain may just be a few simple exercises away, says Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, [...]

Top Knee Surgeon Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD Surpasses 400 Peer Reviewed Studies in Orthopedic Research, a Milestone Reached by Only a Few Sports Medicine Researchers

Top knee complex surgeon Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD has now published over 400 peer reviewed studies. To date, there are only a few clinicians, scientists and surgeons who have reached this milestone in orthopedic research. Dr. LaPrade has utilized his comprehensive research on sports medicine injuries to improve patient outcomes and pioneer new ways to treat knee problems. Peer reviewed publications are the highest standard [...]

Wayde van Niekerk’s knee op a success, but now comes months of rehab

A long and winding road to recovery lies ahead for Wayde van Niekerk after surgery on his damaged knee at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, on Tuesday was declared a success Van Niekerk will be out of action for up to six months, but he will be treated by some of the best minds in sports medicine. The 400m world champion went under the [...]

Facebook Live – Anatomic ACL Reconstruction

On Friday, Oct. 20, at 9 AM aspiring doctors, practicing surgeons and those (with a strong stomach) interested in the procedure can stream a Facebook Live video to watch renowned Steadman Clinic knee surgeon Dr. Robert LaPrade perform an ACL reconstruction on a cadaver knee. To watch the event live visit, Facebook Live Anatomic ACL Reconstruction. So why Facebook, of all venues? "Because I believe [...]

Drs. Huard, Provencher and LaPrade Celebrate the 20th Year Anniversary of CETE in Sao Paolo, Brazil

Drs. Huard, Provencher and LaPrade, as well as Luke O’Brien PT, were in Sao Paolo, Brazil at a course celebrating the 20th year anniversary of CETE (Do Centro de Traumatologia do Esporte (Portuguese)) set up by Dr. Moises Cohen. Dr. Cohen is considered the top South American sports medicine surgeon and was the President of the International Sports Medicine Society (ISAKOS) in 2009-2011. Dr. Cohen [...]

Dr. LaPrade Selected as American Journal of Sports Medicine August Spotlight Author

Dr. LaPrade was selected as the American Journal of Sports Medicine August Spotlight Author for his work, "Two-Tunnel Transtibial Repair of Radial Meniscus Tears Produces Comparable Results to Inside-Out Repair of Vertical Meniscus Tears". Radial meniscus tears disrupt the circumferential fibers and thereby compromise meniscus integrity. Historically, radial tears were often treated with meniscectomy because of an incomplete understanding of the biomechanical consequences of these [...]

Dr. LaPrade Recipient of Cabaud Memorial Award at American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, complex knee surgeon at The Steadman Clinic and Chief Medical Officer at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, was the recipient of the Cabaud Memorial Award at the 2017 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting for his work, “Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma Immediately Post-injury to Accelerate Ligament Healing was not Successful in an In Vivo Animal Model.” This [...]

Dr. LaPrade Named to Becker’s List of 65 Great Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. LaPrade named to the Becker's ASC Review list of 65 great orthopedic surgeons. Becker’s Spine Review asked orthopedic surgeon to nominate fellow orthopedic surgeons they thought were outstanding in their field. Dr. LaPrade is the chief medical officer, deputy director of the sports medicine fellowship program and director of the international research scholar program at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. He is a complex knee [...]

Not ALL-In on ACL Surgeries

Last year the The New York Times reported the emergence of anterolateral ligament (ALL) surgery to supplement operations on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears noting that a "Florida company quickly began marketing a repair procedure those researchers helped develop. And soon, patients were asking about the knee surgery, and doctors were performing it." The medical community debated the surgery's necessity and even the ALL's mere existence, The New York [...]

Medial meniscal root tears: Fix it or leave it alone

Question: In your opinion, when do you fix medial meniscal root tears? When do you leave them alone? Medial and lateral menisci are crescent-shaped fibrocartilage structures that provide joint congruity, stabilization and lubrication and act as “shock absorbers” for joint preservation. During weight-bearing activities, the menisci dissipate axial loads and contain hoop stresses. The medial meniscus transmits approximately 50% of the total joint load of [...]

Dr. LaPrade Performs Tissue Donor-Assisted Surgery on Portland Trail Blazers’ Festus Ezeli

Robert LaPrade, MD, of Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic will finally operate on Portland Trail Blazers center Festus Ezeli's knee after a cadaver donor was found, according to ESPN. Here are five things to know: 1. Dr. LaPrade will perform the surgery at Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic. 2. Mr. Ezeli's 6-foot-11 stature had stalled his donor search for months. 3. The recovery timetable remains [...]

Dr. Robert LaPrade performs ACL surgery on Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker — 4 things to know

Robert LaPrade, MD, treated Bucks star Jabari Parker's injured ACL on Tuesday, according to Fox Sports. Here are four things to know: 1. Dr. LaPrade performed the surgery at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo. 2. Mr. Parker, who suffered the injury in a game on Feb. 8, is expected to miss the rest of the season. His rehabilitation period is expected to be 12 [...]

Dr. LaPrade Named to Becker’s List of 106 Knee Surgeons to Know in 2017

Dr. LaPrade was name to Becker's list of 106 knee surgeons to know in 2017. As a complex knee surgeon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, Dr. LaPrade also serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Publishing over 250 peer-reviewed studies, Dr. LaPrade is recognized as a pioneer in knee research, with [...]

Dr. Robert LaPrade Performs Live Knee Dissection on Facebook

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 [...]

Orthopedic Surgeons from Around the World Travel to Colorado for the Vail International Knee Symposium (VICKS) June 9-11

Robert LaPrade MD, PhD and Lars Engebretsen MD, PhD are teaming up with Smith & Nephew to host the 3rd Annual Vail International Knee Symposium (VICKS) in Vail, Colorado June 9 – 11, 2016. Throughout the course, attendees will gain hands-on experience with cadaveric training and hear case discussions from leading international experts on the latest techniques and technologies in knee arthroscopy. Over the three-day [...]

Colorado Orthopaedic Surgeon Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD Visits Capitol Hill to Raise Awareness of the Critical Need for Musculoskeletal Research Funding

On Thursday, April 14 orthopaedic surgeon Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado, attended the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Research Capitol Hill Day to raise awareness about the debilitating and costly musculoskeletal disorders that are affecting millions of Americans today. Dr. LaPrade and many advocacy teams are urging Congress to appropriate $34.5 billion in [...]