Dr. Russell LaFrance is a board certified, orthopedic surgeon practicing at Hamilton Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine with fellowship training in Sports Medicine. He has office locations both in Hamilton and New Hartford. He has a subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine. He performs surgery on the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. His practice has a special focus on arthroscopy of the hip, shoulder, and knee with advanced reconstruction and minimally invasive techniques. He specializes in hip preservation techniques using advanced arthroscopic hip surgery. He also performs arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and ACL reconstruction.
Dr. LaFrance has been the team physician for Utica College since 2013.
Dr. LaFrance has given numerous lectures and instructed courses around the country. Currently, he has clinical research interests that focus on the outcome of hip arthroscopic surgery, the affect of platelet rich plasma in hip arthroscopy, and the outcome of rotator cuff surgery.
Dr. LaFrance is originally from the central NY area and was a graduate of Groton High School and has his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He attended medical school at the University of Buffalo. He completed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the world renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. As a fellow, he served as an assistant team physician for the Lakers, Dodgers, Angels, Kings, Mighty Ducks, LA Sparks, Fullerton College and West LA College.
Dr. LaFrance is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
In his free time, he enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, and camping with his family.
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