Welcome to the UK Center for Cartilage Repair and Restoration (CCRR). This site was designed to be an educational tool for our current and future patients. It contains general patient information on all aspects of cartilage conditions from osteoarthritis to acute injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip and ankle joint.
You will find information on the nature of cartilage injuries, nonoperative and operative treatment options and the process of rehabilitation after cartilage injuries and after surgery.
The Case Manager's Corner offers resources to health care providers and worker's compensation-insured patients, such as their recovery times and expected return to work.
Surgical post-operative instructions and the rehabilitation protocols that we use are also published here so patients and health care providers have easy access to our protocols whenever needed.
The UK Center for Cartilage Repair and Restoration is proud to offer you comprehensive care -- our team is eager to provide any help that may make the recovery from a sports or work related injury faster and less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
Sincerely,Christian Lattermann, MDAssistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports MedicineDirector, Center for Cartilage Repair and Restoration
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536
Christian Lattermann, MD, appeared on the Your Health Today television show to discuss cartilage replacement and repair techniques. Your Health Today is produced by Rockcastle Hospital and Respiratory Care Center. Dr. Lattermann holds a monthly clinic in Mt. Vernon.
To improve your chances for a successful outcome, it is important to closely follow your doctor's pre-operative and post-operative instructions and complete your assigned exercises.
This information is not intended to replace specific instructions from your physician.
Check with your doctor to make sure these instructions apply to your case.