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Peter Lapner, MD, FRCSC

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Peter Lapner

Clinician Investigator, Acute Care Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Director of Research, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery
The Ottawa Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery
The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine

Research Interests

As an Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Lapner’s research is focused on improving outcomes following shoulder surgery for his current and future patients. The goal of his research program is to determine which surgical procedures will provide the best healing rates, functional outcomes and improved quality of life for his patients. He has an active clinical research program at the Ottawa Hospital, as well as numerous collaborations on multi-site projects across Canada.

Brief Biography

Dr. Lapner holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto, and he completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery from the University of Ottawa. He completed a fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at the University of British Colombia, as well as visiting fellowships in Advanced Shoulder Surgery at the Clinique St-Anne Lumiere in Lyon, France, and the University of Zurich in Switzerland, and the University of Nice in France. He is a practicing Orthopaedic surgeon at the Ottawa Hospital and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa.

Selected Publications

Lapner PL, Wood KS, Zhang T, Athwal GS. The return of subscapularis strength after shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015; 24(2):223-8.

Lapner PL, Jiang L, Zhang T, Athwal GS. Rotator cuff fatty infiltration and atrophy are associated with functional outcomes in anatomic shoulder arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015; 473(2):674-82.

Bachy M, Lapner PL, Goutallier D, Allain J, Hernigou P, Bénichou J, Zilber S. Coracoid process x-ray investigation before Latarjet procedure: a radioanatomic study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013; 22(12):e10-4.

Wang B, Toye B, Desjardins M, Lapner P, Lee C. A 7-year retrospective review from 2005 to 2011 of Propionibacterium acnes shoulder infections in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013; 75(2):195-9.

Lapner PL, Sabri E, Rakhra K, Bell K, Athwal GS. Healing rates and subscapularis fatty infiltration after lesser tuberosity osteotomy versus subscapularis peel for exposure during shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013; 22(3):396-402.