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Debilitating injuries or chronic bone and joint problems keep many people from working and enjoying normal lives. UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine physicians seek to improve the quality of life for patients who suffer from these disorders and to restore injured people back to a healthy level of activity.
Our specialists and fellowship-trained surgeons are world renowned for developing and implementing state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose, treat, research and educate patients about bone and joint disorders. The department employs some of the only fellowship-trained surgeons in the region and features the latest technology and medical advancements. It is our goal to provide the highest level of care available so that we may return our patients to their daily activities as quickly as possible.
UK Sports Medicine provides our patients with education about their sports-related injury. Below are patient education sheets for a number of common sports-related injuries.
The health information provided here represents common treatments and procedures, but you should NOT utilize the information as a substitute for medical advice. Always follow your doctor's advice and ask about what to expect from treatment at UK HealthCare.
Listed below are information sheets developed by Dr. Lattermann. Click the name of the sheet to open a PDF document.
This information is not intended to replace specific instructions from your physician.
Click the links below for more information about cartilage repair and restoration procedures.
For less urgent or general questions, you can
e-mail Dr. Lattermann.
It’s opening day for the 2016 high school football season. Family, friends, teachers and fans will watch as young athletes who’ve spent their summer training and practicing begin their quest for district and state titles. As the team files out of the locker room and onto the field you’ll see players, coaches, team physicians and, because of a partnership between UK Sports Medicine and Fayette County Public Schools, athletic trainers.
Dr. Darren Johnson, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, is currently serving as the president of Southern Orthopaedic Association.
After serving as a physician for Team USA at the 1992 Olympics, Dr. Mary Lloyd Ireland joined the University of Kentucky as the first female to serve as team physician for a Division I football team.
UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital is No. 1 in Kentucky in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Rankings.
Dr. Cale Jacobs in the UK Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, discusses common knee injuries in young athletes and how they can be treated in this past Sunday's Herald Leader.
The University of Kentucky and the Jockeys’ Guild have announced a three-year pilot study designed to evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys.
Reducing the chances of needing orthopedic surgery is possible, but knowing the signs of pain that may require medical intervention is vital.
More than 130 UK HealthCare physicians practicing medicine with UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital and Shriner's Hospitals for Children appear on the Best Doctors in America list for 2015-16 – more than any other hospital in Kentucky.
The largest grant in UK College of Health Sciences' history will fund study of injury patterns among members of the military's special ops forces. New protocols that optimize performance and reduce injury will benefit the military, athletes of all ages, and anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle. To watch the live-stream at 10 a.m. at: https://youtu.be/-6is1UmAgro
Dr. Darren L. Johnson, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky, was elected the 33rd Southern Orthopaedic Association president.
The University of Kentucky's Health Care Committee of the UK Board of Trustees were presented a strategic plan that will guide UK HealthCare through 2020. The committee met Thursday during their annual retreat.
Back and neck pain is a common problem that affects millions of Americans. In fact, roughly 80 percent of people suffer from this type of pain at some point in their lives.
Research into sports concussions among teens gives UK researchers a better understanding of the interaction between physical and emotional symptoms in concussion.
Dr. Darren L. Johnson, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and chair of Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky, was named one of the top 28 sports knee surgeons in North America by Orthopedics This Week.
More than 100 UK HealthCare physicians affiliated with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014 -- more than any other hospital in Kentucky. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.
Join two UK HealthCare experts for a free lecture and information session on hip preservation techniques on Saturday, Jan. 25.
The University of Kentucky's Dr. James Jagger has been named the 2014 Southeastern Conference Team Physician of the Year.
UK Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine has added a new joint specialist to its team. Dr. Stephen Duncan specializes in adult hip and knee reconstruction and hip preservation.
UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Chair Dr. Darren Johnson has earned many accolades in his field throughout his career, but 2012-13 was a particularly special year for Johnson and his team.
UK HealthCare will present its fifth annual "Women, It’s About You" conference Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Embassy Suites in Lexington.
Dr. Darren L. Johnson, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky, has been named one of the top U.S. sports medicine specialists by Orthopedics This Week.
Nominations are open for the inaugural Amy R. Wilson Award for Exemplary Performance at UK HealthCare.
The University of Kentucky's chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Dr. Darren Johnson has been named the 2013 Southeastern Conference Team Physician of the Year.
Specialists from University of Kentucky Sports Medicine will host a discussion on sports-related concussions from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, in the William T. Young Library auditorium on the first floor.
UK HealthCare Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announce the appointment of musculoskeletal oncologist specialist Dr. Patrick O'Donnell to their team.