• Bracing/DME
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Fractures & Trauma
  • Physical Therapy
  • PRP/Stem Cell Injections
  • Sports Injuries
Lawrence A. Schaper, M.DLawrence A. Schaper, M.D.

Lawrence A. Schaper, M.D.Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Boards Part I 1990, Part II 1993
    Recertified January 1, 2014

Education

  • Undergraduate
    Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Magna Cum Laude, from Murray State University
  • Medical School
    Medical Degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • General Surgical Internship
    University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Residency
    University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Fellowship
    Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of Texas Dallas, Texas

Specialties

  • Anatomical:
    Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Neck, and Lower Back
  • Treatment:
    Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Deformities, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Fractures & Trauma, and all other types of orthopaedic injuries
  • Areas of Specialization:
    General Orthopaedics
    Total Joint Replacement – Knee & Hip
    Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

Other Information

Dr Schaper joined the practice in 1991. He is currently the team physician for Christian Academy High School.

Honors and Activities

1989-1990 Gerhard Kuntscher Award Outstanding Resident Teaching
1988-1989 K. Arman Fischer Award Top Score - Orthopaedic Intraining Exam
1978 Lambda Chi Alpha  

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Jefferson County Medical Society
  • Kentucky Orthopaedic Society
  • Kentucky Medical Association


Academic Appointments

1994 - Present Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Louisville
School of Medicine Louisville, Kentucky
1994 Clinical Instructor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Publications

  • Pomeroy, DL, MD, Schaper, LA, MD, Badenhausen, Jr, WE, Suthers, KE, Smith, MW, Empson, JA, Curry, JI. Results of All-Polyethylene Tibial Components as a Cost Saving Technique. In press, CORR, 2000.
  • Weber, D, Schaper, LA, Pomeroy, DL, Badenhausen, Jr, WE, Curry, JI, Smith, MW, Suthers, KE. Cementless Hemispheric Acetabular Component in Total Hip Replacement. International Orthopaedics, Vol. 24:3, 2000.
  • Weber, D, Pomeroy, D.L, Schaper, LA, Badenhausen, WE, Suthers, KE, Smith, M.W, Curry, JI. A Case Report: Disappearance of Severe Acetabular Osteolysis after Exchange of Head Size in Total Hip Arthroplasty. International Orthopaedics, In Publication, 2000
  • Weber, D, Pomeroy, DL, Brown, R Schaper, LA, Badenhausen, Jr, WE, Smith, MW, Curry, JI, Suthers, KE. Proximally Porous Coated Femoral Femoral Stems in Total Hip Replacement - 5-13 Year Follow-Up Report. International Orthopaedics, Vol. 24:2, 2000.
  • Weber, D, Pomeroy, DL, Schaper, L A, Badenhausen, Jr, WE, Curry, J I, Smith, MW, Suthers, KE. Supracondylar Nailing of Distal Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures. International Orthopaedics, Vol. 24:33, 2000.
  • Schaper, LA, Seligson, D,: Fixation of Supracondylar Femoral Fractures After Total Knee Arthroplasty With a Retrograde Intramedullary Nail. In Scuderi, G.R., MD and Tria, A.J., MD (ed), Surgical Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Springer Verlag, New York.
  • Von Fraunhofer, JA , Schaper, and Seligson, D,: The Rotational Characteristics of Human Long Bones. Surf. Technl, 25, 377-383, 1985.

Presentations

  • The Use of an All Polyethylene Tibial Component as an Alternative Choice in Primary total Knee Arthroplasty. Kentucky Orthopaedic Society, KY Commonwealth Conv Center, Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 19,2000.
  • Periprosthetic Fractures in Total Joint Arthroplasties. University of Louisville Adult Reconstruction Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, December 11, 1998
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries. Breckenridge County Medical Society, Grayson, Kentucky, October 5, 1998 Knee I & Knee II. University of Louisville Physical Therapy Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, September 23, 1998
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty Patient Outcome Assessments vs Clinical Scores. Kentucky Orthopaedic Society, Hyatt Regency, Louisville, Kentucky, September 22, 1998
  • Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty, Planning and Exposure. Meniscal Injuries. University of Louisville Adult Reconstruction Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, September 4, 1998
  • Patient Outcomes Assessments versus Clinical Scores in Total Knee Arthroplasties. Presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, March, 1998.
  • Knee I & Knee II. University of Louisville Physical Therapy Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, September, 1997.
  • Acetabular Reconstruction in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic, Grand Rounds, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, September, 1997
  • Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. University of Louisville Reconstruction Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, May, 1997
  • Meeting Traditional Duties in Changing Times. Kentucky Medical Association, Lexington, Kentucky, October, 1996.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries of the Knee. University of Louisville Physical Therapy Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, August, 1996.
  • Total Joint Patient Outcomes Using Two Types of Measuring Tools. AAHKS, Dallas, Texas, November, 1995.
  • Periprosthetic Fractures. University of Louisville Reconstruction Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, October, 1995
  • Do Cemented Cups Really Cost Less? Kentucky Orthopaedic Society, Lexington, Kentucky, October, 1995.
  • Planning and Exposure in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. University of Louisville Reconstruction Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, September, 1995.
  • Common Pediatric Orthopaedic Problems. University of Louisville Pediatric Resident Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, September, 1997.
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty: Recent Changes and Information Beneficial to Residents in the Local Community. Suburban Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky, July, 1995.
  • Revision Cemented to Cementless Acetabular Component. Poster Presentation, 13th Annual Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, Palm Beach, FL, April, 1995.
  • Revision of a Cemented to Cementless Acetabular Component. 13th Annual Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, Palm Beach, FL, April, 1995.
  • Interim Results in Total Hip Arthroplasty Using a Single Design with Three Differing Surface Enhancements. Poster Presentation, 13th Annual Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, Palm Beach, FL, April, 1995.
  • Interim Results in Total Hip Arthroplasty Using a Single Design with Three Differing Surface Enhancements. Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, Palm Beach, FL, April, 1995.
  • Developing a Clinical Research / Outcomes Program for Total Joint Arthroplasty. Symposium Presentation, 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, February, 1995
  • Arthritis and Total Joint Replacement: Junior Medical Lectures, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, December, 1994.
  • Arthritis and Total Hip Replacement. Orthopaedic Symposium, Norton Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, October, 1994.
  • Clinical Outcomes: The Effect that Medical Interventions Have on the Life of a Patient. Challenges in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Rancho Mirage, California, October, 1994.
  • Examination of the Hip. American Academy of Family Physicians, Barren River, Lucas, Kentucky. October, 1994.
  • Knee I & Knee II. University of Louisville Reconstruction Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, September, 1994.
  • Planning and Exposure in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. University of Louisville Reconstruction Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, September, 1994.
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty. University of Louisville Reconstruction Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, September, 1994.
  • The Geriatric Athlete. Kafp Summer Seminar, Glasgow, Kentucky, August, 1994.
  • Exposure in Revision Knee Surgery. Revision Knee Symposium, Campbell River, BC, Canada, May, 1994.
  • Radiographic Assessment - Preoperative Exam. Revision Knee Symposium, Campbell River, BC, Canada. May, 1994.
  • Clinical and Radiographic Results using Three Alternative Tibial Fixation Methods in Total Knee Arthroplasty. 12th Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Hamilton, Bermuda, April, 1994.
  • Results of Acetabular Reconstruction Utilizing one Cup Design. Poster Presentation, 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, February, 1994.
  • Osteolysis as a Result of Total Joint Arthroplasty. University of Louisville Reconstruction Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, October, 1993.
  • Comparison of a Calcar Deficient Cement Long Stem Femoral Component to a Cementless Long Stem in Total Hip Revision Arthroplasty. Kentucky Orthopaedic Society, Louisville, Kentucky, September, 1993.
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty. University of Louisville Reconstruction Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, September, 1993.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries to Knees. University of Louisville Physical Therapy Lectures, Louisville, Kentucky, September, 1993.
  • Early Results Using a Proximally Porous Titanium Stem with No Distal Centralization. Kentucky Orthopaedic Society, Louisville, Kentucky, April, 1993.
  • Comparison of a Calcar Deficient Cementless Long Stem Femoral Component to a Cementless Long Stem in Total Hip Revision Arthroplasty. Presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, California, February, 1993.
  • Diagnosis and management of Common Orthopaedic Problems. Alliant Health System Orthopaedic Seminar, Glasgow, Kentucky, May, 1992.
  • Revision Hip Surgery. Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, June, 1991.
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