February 2023 Featured Author

Peter Lapner, MD, FRCSC
Associate Professor, Surgery
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, ON, Canada

From the February issue: Intraoperative Channeling in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

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

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Dr. Lapner is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic upper extremity surgeon and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa. He has been an active staff at The Ottawa Hospital since 2003. He completed medical training at the University of Toronto, the University of Ottawa, and the University of British Columbia, with visiting fellowships at Nice University and the University of Zurich. He is a Clinician Investigator at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Head of the Upper Extremity service, and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Lead in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Lapner has assumed national leadership roles at the Canadian Orthopedic Association and is Past President of the Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society (CSES). He has frequently chaired the Canadian National Residents’ Shoulder and Elbow course over the past 10 years. Dr. Lapner has published high level of evidence clinical trials in the areas of rotator cuff surgery, instability, and shoulder arthroplasty. 

Selected Other Published Work

Lapner P, Bouliane M, Pollock JW, Coupal S, Sabri E, Hodgdon T, Old J, Mcilquham K, MacDonald P; CSES Investigators:; Stranges G, Berdusco R, Marsh J, Dubberley J, McRae S. Intraoperative Channeling in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Dec 1:3635465221138562. doi: 10.1177/03635465221138562.

Lapner P, Li A, Pollock JW, Zhang T, McIlquham K, McRae S, MacDonald P. A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Single-Row With Double-Row Fixation in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Long-Term Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Sep;49(11):3021-3029. doi: 10.1177/03635465211029029.

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 Trial. Am J Sports Med. 2020 May;48(6):1439-1449. doi: 10.1177/0363546520912212.

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