Not Your Father’s (or Mother’s) Meniscus Surgery
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS 2007
Not so long ago, the accepted treatment for meniscal tears was removal of the entire meniscus. Today, orthopaedic (orthopedic) surgeons are doing everything possible to save the meniscus, especially in young patients, in order to decrease the chance of the patient developing arthritis.
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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.