This website is designed to be a resource for current and future patients of Dr. Lattermann and his team at the University of Kentucky Center for Cartilage Repair and Reconstruction (CCRR).
The CCRR was established in 2006 when Dr. Lattermann joined the University of Kentucky faculty. It has since grown to be one of the most comprehensive cartilage repair centers in the country.
Dr. Lattermann obtained his medical degree from Hannover Medical School, Germany and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He is fellowship trained in Experimental Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, and in Clinical Sports Medicine and Cartilage Repair, Rush University. Currently, Dr. Lattermann is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Research at the University of Kentucky and is the Director of the Center for Cartilage Repair and Reconstruction at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Dr. Lattermann’s clinical interests include the treatment of injuries of the knee and shoulder joint from very young athletes to the elderly with osteoarthritis. As a world renowned clinician and researcher, Dr. Lattermann has authored or coauthored more then 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, presented his research at over 200 Orthopaedic conferences and meetings and is a regular instructor and speaker at the annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) and the German Arthroscopy Society (AGA).
The Center for Cartilage Repair and Reconstruction has a world class team providing outstanding clinical care and long-term follow-up to assure the best possible outcome for each individual patient.