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.
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