Dr. Elly LaRoque is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in arthroscopy, rehabilitation of the knee and shoulder, sports injuries in all age groups and all levels – from recreational to elite athletes.
Most recently, Dr. LaRoque has practiced at Golden Gate Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. LaRoque also serves as team physician at the Academy of Art University and for Stuart Hall Football.
Dr. LaRoque’s clinical research interests include the study of gender differences in the patellofemoral joint before and after lateral retinacular release; testing cadaver knees on a custom loading jig and measured joint reactive forces, contact pressures, and contact areas; and performing geometric analysis of the patellofemoral joint using MRI.
Dr. Elly LaRoque completed her bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University. She continued her medical education training at the University of California, Irvine, at which she received her M.D. degree. She next completed a General Surgery internship and her orthopedic surgery residency at Stanford University Hospital. Dr. LaRoque then completed her fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy with the Stanford University Medical School and Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates (SOAR).
Dr. LaRoque runs clinics at UCSF in Mission Bay and San Mateo.