September Featured Author

Peter Lapner, MD
Division of Orthopedics
The Ottawa Hospital Associate Professor
University of Ottawa

From the September issue: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Single-Row With Double-Row Fixation in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Long-Term Follow-up

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Lapner discuss his article in the September issue.


Dr. Lapner is Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa. He works at The Ottawa Hospital, where he is Director of Research at the Division of Orthopedics.  He completed medical training at the University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, and University of British Columbia.  He has assumed various leadership roles with the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and  is current President of the Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society (CSES).  He has authored national guidelines, including on Massive Rotator Cuff Tears, Lateral Epicondylitis, and Proximal Humeral Fractures.  His research programs focus on the rotator cuff, shoulder instability, shoulder arthritis, and peri-prosthetic shoulder infection.

Selected Other Published Work

MacDonald P, McRae S, Old J, Dubberley J, Stranges G, Koenig J, Leiter J, Mascarenhas R, Prabhakar S, Sasyniuk T, Lapner P. (2021, June). Arthroscopic Bankart repair with and without arthroscopic infraspinatus remplissage in anterior shoulder instability with a Hill-Sachs defect: a randomized controlled trial. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 30(6), 1288-1298. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2020.11.013.

Woodmass J, McRae S, Lapner P, Sasyniuk T, Old J, Stranges G, Dubberly J, Verhulst F, MacDonald P. (2021, May). Effect of age, gender, and BMI on incidence and satisfaction of a Popeye deformity following biceps tenotomy or tenodesis: secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2021.05.003.

Lapner P, Kumar S, Van Katwyk S, Thavorn K. (2021, April). Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Is Cost-Effective Compared with Hemiarthroplasty: A Real-World Economic Evaluation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. doi:10.2106/JBJS.20.00678.

Lapner P, Pollock JW, Laneuville O, Uhthoff HK, Zhang T, Sheikh A, McIlquham K, Trudel G. (2021, January). Preoperative bone marrow stimulation does not improve functional outcomes in arthroscopic cuff repair: a prospective randomized controlled trial. Bone Joint J, 103-B(1), 123-130. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.103B1.BJJ-2020-0011.R2.

Lohre R, Bois AJ, Pollock JW, Lapner P, McIlquham K, Athwal GS, Goel DP. (2020, December). Effectiveness of Immersive Virtual Reality on Orthopedic Surgical Skills and Knowledge Acquisition Among Senior Surgical Residents: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 3(12). doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.31217.

Saif Aldhuhoori, Mahmoud Almasri , Stuart G Nicholls, J Whitcomb Pollock, Meaghan Rollins, Lisa Howard, Peter Lapner. What outcomes are important in the recovery from acromio-clavicular (AC) joint pathology? A focus group study with patients and surgeons. Disability and Rehabilitation (August 2020).

Lisa J. Lovse, BEng, MSc, MD a, Kathryn Culliton, BEng b, J.W. Pollock, MD, FRCSC a, Pascale Derome, MD, FRCSC a, Hakim Louati, MSc, PEng b, Peter Lapner, MD, FRCSC, Glenoid exposure in shoulder arthroplasty: the role of soft tissue releases. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery International (May 2020).

MacDonald P, Verhulst F, McRae S, Old J, Stranges G, Dubberley J, Mascarenhas R, Koenig J, Leiter J, Nassar M, Lapner P. Biceps Tenodesis Versus Tenotomy in the Treatment of Lesions of the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery: A Prospective Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled TrialAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine (March 2020) Clinical Research, Refereed, Published.

Lapner P, Pollock JW, Zhang T, Ruggiero S, Momoli F, Sheikh A, Athwal GS. (2019, November). A randomized controlled trial comparing subscapularis tenotomy with peel in anatomic shoulder arthroplasty. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2019.09.028.

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