Dr. Robert F. Laprade, MD

Dr. Robert F. Laprade, MD

Orthopedic Knee Surgery | Male | 58 years old

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Dr. LaPrade is passionate about healthy knees. He has been studying the knee joint and providing orthopedic knee surgery and expert care for more than 15 years. Specializing in complex and traumatic knee injuries involving the posterolateral corner, as well as other areas of the knee, Dr. LaPrade uses his experience and expert skill to accurately diagnose and treat compound, multifaceted injuries to the knee. Dr. LaPrade is internationally recognized for his dedication to providing state-of-the-art procedures to treat complex knee injuries. His passion towards research in orthopedics is evident as he continuously seeks to improve diagnostic tests, surgical techniques and patient outcomes. His work ethic and productivity are recognized and appreciated around the world. Dr. LaPrade has spent years creating a distinguished orthopedic knee practice that separates itself from other knee surgeons and clinics. Every patient that walks through the doors will feel the difference immediately!Read more

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Often referred to as a "Doctor's doctor" he has specialized skills and expertise in diagnosing and treating complicated knee injuries...Read more

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in New York |
Incredibly gifted researcher, educator, and surgeon. He and his team revised my complex knee surgery that was done incorrectly by my first surgeon in NY. I am now pain free and doing all the things I love to do!! I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. LaPrade and his team!!
I chose Dr. Laprade for knee surgery because of his expertise in knee injuries. Dr. Laprade said the technique he used would help my knee issue. It did not, my knee is much worse & much more painful. It has left me unable to do the things I could do before the surgery. I have since seen another knee specialist, he was disgusted that Dr. Laprade did the surgery because it in no way appropriate for my condition. The bottom line: The Steadman Clinic is a surgery mill only interested in revenue
Denver, CO |
Dr. LaPrade performed a meniscus repair on me 2 years ago and caused severe sensation nerve damage. He not only severed a branch of the saphenous nerve, but placed three sutures on top of the nerve that were removed one year later by another surgeon. LaPrade?s poor judgment, technique, and subsequent arrogance in refusing the possibility he made a mistake has caused me two years of constant suffering.
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Often referred to as a "Doctor's doctor" he has specialized skills and expertise in diagnosing and treating complicated knee injuries and previously failed surgeries. He has treated athletes at all levels, including Olympic, professional, semi-professional and intercollegiate athletes and has returned many athletes back to full participation both after treating either their new injuries or previous failed knee surgeries. Dr. LaPrade has special expertise in treating posterolateral knee injuries, PCL tears, revision ACL reconstructions, meniscal transplants, MCL injuries, knee osteotomies, fresh osteoarticular allografts, articular cartilage resurfacing procedures, and other difficult combined and revision injuries.

Selected as "One of the Best Doctors in America" and "One of the Most Compassionate Doctors", Dr. LaPrade is passionate about sports medicine and is recognized for his outstanding and specialized surgical skills. Dr. LaPrade is known as a specialized clinician scientist who has utilized his vast and comprehensive research on sports medicine injuries to improve patient care and invent new ways to treat knee problems. Many of the surgeries that he has devised have been performed worldwide and are recognized as the top level of care for many complex knee surgeries.

As one of the world's most celebrated complex orthopaedic knee sports surgeons, Dr. LaPrade has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, 75 book chapters, and has given over 750 professional presentations, symposia, and instructional course lectures. He has received many awards for his research, including the OREF Clinical Research Award, considered a Nobel Prize of Orthopaedics. He is also the sole author of the only comprehensive textbook on posterolateral knee injuries. He is recognized as a pioneer in knee research, with many referrals from international and nationally recognized physicians due to his successful patient outcomes and his development of more effective surgical techniques for the reconstruction of complex knee injuries.

In addition to his outstanding clinical care and research accomplishments, Dr. LaPrade is also recognized internationally as an outstanding teacher. He has been awarded several teaching awards, including the last 3 annual teaching awards given by the fellows at the Steadman Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship program.

Dr. LaPrade practices at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, and is also the chief medical officer for the highly-acclaimed research department at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. His policy is to see athletes and injured patients in a very timely fashion. He sees patients from all over the world and his staff provides a full service environment coupled with a physical therapy program recognized as one of the world's best. Office appointments can be made by calling The Steadman Clinic.

Dr. Laprade's Care Philosophy

Dr. LaPrade is passionate about healthy knees. He has been studying the knee joint and providing orthopedic knee surgery and expert care for more than 15 years. Specializing in complex and traumatic knee injuries involving the posterolateral corner, as well as other areas of the knee, Dr. LaPrade uses his experience and expert skill to accurately diagnose and treat compound, multifaceted injuries to the knee. Dr. LaPrade is internationally recognized for his dedication to providing state-of-the-art procedures to treat complex knee injuries. His passion towards research in orthopedics is evident as he continuously seeks to improve diagnostic tests, surgical techniques and patient outcomes. His work ethic and productivity are recognized and appreciated around the world. Dr. LaPrade has spent years creating a distinguished orthopedic knee practice that separates itself from other knee surgeons and clinics. Every patient that walks through the doors will feel the difference immediately!

Dr. Laprade's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Genu Valgum, St Helena Familial
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knock Knees
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Muscle Strain
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Mich State University Kalamazoo Center Med Studies

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Hughston Sports Med Fndn
    Msu Kalamazoo Center Med Stu
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hughston Orth Clin

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Bone Grafting
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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