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Dr. Russell LaFrance, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 38

Dr. LaFrance

Apex Surgical Center

85 College St Hamilton, NY 13346

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Dr. Russell LaFrance, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hamilton, NY and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci in 2007 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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Dr. LaFrance is a wonderful Dr. and I trusted his judgment completely!
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I visited Dr. LaFrance for knee pain. Despite having a proof that my pain is real, he insisted that it's just in my head & I don't know how to manage pain. He said that I'm not doing anything to help my knees..such as? He didn't explain my MRI and X-ray results & was sarcastic when I asked questions. After, he questioned what I wanted to do about my knees as if I'm the doctor. I saw a doctor at Genesee Ortho hours later who actually helped me determine my REAL issues & began treatment right away
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Dr. LaFrance surgically repaired my rotator cuff, bicep, shaved my shoulder in one surgery. A year later cleaned out my knee via meniscus repair. He is an excellent surgeon. He takes the time to do a thorough evaluation and provide options (not always surgical). His follow-up care is excellent. I highly recommend Dr. LaFrance not only because of his excellent level of care but because he will be very frank in ensuring you do your part in your recuperation and therapy. Thank you Dr. LaFrance.
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Biography

Dr. Russell LaFrance, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hamilton, NY and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci in 2007 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2013
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2012
University Of Rochester Medical Ctr.
Residency Hospital
2007
U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
Medical School
2002
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
2013
2012
2007
2002

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. LaFrance's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hip Sprain
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Dr. LaFrance treats Hip Sprain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. LaFrance treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hip Arthroscopy
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Dr. LaFrance performs Hip Arthroscopy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. LaFrance performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. LaFrance treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. LaFrance treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. LaFrance's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Apex Surgical Center

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    • Mon: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sun: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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    • Mon: 7:30am - 3:30pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 3:30pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 3:30pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 3:30pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 3:30pm
    • Sat: 7:30am - 3:30pm
    • Sun: 7:30am - 3:30pm
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