Christian Lattermann has recently been appointed to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School as Chief of Sports Medicine and Director of the Cartilage Repair Center. Until 2018 he was Professor and Vice Chair for Orthopaedic Surgery and Research at the University of Kentucky (UK), where he is the founder and Director of the Center for Cartilage Repair and Restoration. He is an expert in cartilage repair, outcomes research and clinical trials.
Early osteoarthritis is novel topic for orthopedic surgeons and its process begins immediately after joint injury. The mechanical restoration of the joint surface or ligamentous stability is not sufficient to restore the homeostatic environment in the joint, and this leads to osteoarthritis, despite mechanical stability and alignment. This book sheds light on the various mechanisms and systems involved in the gradual decline of the injured joint toward manifest osteoarthritis.
Published in collaboration with ISAKOS, this volume appeals to all stakeholders in surgical orthopaedics and sports medicine.