Dr. Robert F. Laprade, MD

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Dr. Robert F. Laprade, MD

Sports Medicine | Male

The Steadman Clinic 181 W Meadow Dr Ste 400, Vail, CO 81657 Get Directions
(970) 479-5871

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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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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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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Genu Valgum, St Helena Familial
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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
  • Low Back 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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!