Dr. Robert LaPrade clinches 2021 Hughston Sports Physician Award

Alan Condon -  

The American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy has honored Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, with its 2021 Jack C. Hughston Sports Physician Award, the organization's highest individual honor.

Since 2001, the award has recognized physicians that partner with sports physical therapists by jointly publishing and lecturing, showing public support and promoting sports physical therapy.

"This award means a lot to me because I was one of the last to train under Dr. Hughston, considered the 'father of sports medicine,'" Dr. LaPrade said in a Feb. 23 news release. "In addition, the previous award winners are recognized as many of the leaders in sports medicine."

Dr. LaPrade is a renowned complex knee and sports medicine surgeon. In 2019, he left the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., to join Twin Cities Orthopedics in Golden Valley, Minn.

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