Dr. Lalonde's areas of special interest include childhood and adolescent hip conditions (DDH, Perthes, SCFE, femoro-acetabular impingement), foot conditions, fractures, cerebral palsy, benign bone tumors and general Pediatric Orthopaedic conditions. Dr. Lalonde graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in Canada. He completed his internship in Pediatrics at the Montreal Children's Hospital/McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Ottawa , Ontario, Canada. He subsequently completed two years of subspecialty training in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and at Children's Hospital San Diego, California. Dr. Lalonde is certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the Volunteer Clinical Faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He obtained his Masters of Education (Higher Education, Health Professional Education) at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a member of several professional medical organizations including the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Dr. Lalonde is married with three children ages 7 and 5 (twins). His extra-curricular interests include a passion for sports. He continues to play ice hockey in an adult recreational league. His philosophy of care includes an emphasis on communication and engagement of the patient and their family in formulating a treatment plan for their orthopaedic condition. He values collaboration with allied health care professionals in the treatment of his patients and the importance of keeping current on new and innovative treatment protocols and surgical techniques.
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Dr. Lalonde's Experience
Dr. Lalonde's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Lalonde's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Hip Pointer Injuries
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Low Back Pain
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Trigger Finger Release
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1992
Montreal Chldns Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
Chldns Hospital Estn Ontario
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
Chldns Hospital San Diego
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.