Robert LaPrade, MD was named as one of the top 10 most influential healthcare experts leading the online conversations about osteoarthritis by Sharecare. This is an online health and wellness engagement platform founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD founder Jeff Arnold.

Members of this list are among the most influential people in health and wellness on the web and are driving conversations on many healthcare topics. They address a wide range of issues within a specific health and wellness area while demonstrating consistent impact across multiple interactive channels, such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorders and is caused by a degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. Today, more than twenty-seven million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis. It is predicted that in 2020 forty million Americans will suffer from osteoarthritis.

As an orthopedic knee surgeon at The Steadman Clinic and Chief Medical Officer at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado, Dr. LaPrade is known worldwide for providing innovative treatments in sports medicine. Dr. LaPrade specializes in treating complex ligament injuries, knee osteotomies, fresh osteoarticular allografts and meniscal transplants. Dedicated to orthopedic research, Dr. LaPrade has gained international recognition in the sports medicine community.

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