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Practice areas

  • Sports Medicine

Faculty rank

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Cartilage and Knee Surgery
  • Complex Shoulder Problems
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery including Instability Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Degree

Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany  

Fellowship

Rush-Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago
Center for Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Additional information

Profile

My name is Christian Lattermann; I received my medical degree from Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. I then completed fellowships at Rush-Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago and Center for Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

I am board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Research/Publications

  1. Lattermann C, Jacobs CA, Bunnell MP, Jochimsen KN, Abt JP, Reinke EK, Gammon LG, Huebner JL, Kraus VB, Spindler KP. Logistical challenges and design considerations for studies using acute anterior cruciate ligament injury as a potential model for early posttraumatic osteoarthritis. J Orthop Res. 2016 Jun 9.
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  2. Burnham JM, Howard JS, Hayes CB, Lattermann C. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction With Concomitant Tibial Tubercle Transfer: A Systematic Review of Outcomes and Complications. Arthroscopy. 2016 Jun;32(6):1185-95.
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  3. Petersen W, Achtnich A, Lattermann C, Kopf S. The Treatment of Non-Traumatic Meniscus Lesions. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2015 Oct 16; 112(42):705-13. PMID: 26554420; PMCID: PMC4644934.
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  4. Mateer JL, Hoch JM, Mattacola CG, Butterfield TA, Lattermann C. Serum Cartilage Oligomeric Matrix Protein Levels in Collegiate Soccer Athletes over the Duration of an Athletic Season: A Pilot Study. Cartilage. 2015 Jan; 6(1):6-11. PMID: 26069705; PMCID: PMC4462244.
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  5. Elattrache N, Lattermann C, Hannon M, Cole B. New England journal of medicine article evaluating the usefulness of meniscectomy is flawed. Arthroscopy. 2014 May; 30(5):542-3. PMID: 24642105.
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  6. Howard JS, Mattacola CG, Mullineaux DR, English RA, Lattermann C. Patient-oriented and performance-based outcomes after knee autologous chondrocyte implantation: a timeline for the first year of recovery. J Sport Rehabil. 2014 Aug; 23(3):223-34. PMID: 24589660; PMCID: PMC4626877.
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  7. Howard JS, Mattacola CG, Mullineaux DR, English RA, Lattermann C. Influence of response shift on early patient-reported outcomes following autologous chondrocyte implantation. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Sep; 22(9):2163-71. PMID: 24061717; PMCID: PMC3947741.
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  8. Noehren B, Wilson H, Miller C, Lattermann C. Long-term gait deviations in anterior cruciate ligament-reconstructed females. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Jul; 45(7):1340-7. PMID: 23568090; PMCID: PMC4313379.
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  9. Dunkin BS, Lattermann C. New and Emerging Techniques in Cartilage Repair: MACI. Oper Tech Sports Med. 2013 Jun 1; 21(2):100-107. PMID: 24072960.
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  10. Mair S, Lattermann C, Malone TR. Glenohumeral instability and glenoid bone loss in a throwing athlete. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2013 Apr; 8(2):205-11. PMID: 23593558; PMCID: PMC3625799.
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  11. Howard JS, Lattermann C, Hoch JM, Mattacola CG, Medina McKeon JM. Comparing Responsiveness of Six Common Patient-Reported Outcomes to Changes Following Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies. Cartilage. 2013 Apr; 4(2):97-110. PMID: 26069653; PMCID: PMC4297098.
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  12. Kanneganti P, Harris JD, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Lattermann C, Flanigan DC. The effect of smoking on ligament and cartilage surgery in the knee: a systematic review. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Dec; 40(12):2872-8. PMID: 22972849.
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  13. Hoch JM, Mattacola CG, Bush HM, Medina McKeon JM, Hewett TE, Lattermann C. Longitudinal documentation of serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein and patient-reported outcomes in collegiate soccer athletes over the course of an athletic season. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Nov; 40(11):2583-9. PMID: 22967826.
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  14. Farr J, Covell DJ, Lattermann C. Cartilage lesions in patellofemoral dislocations: incidents/locations/when to treat. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2012 Sep; 20(3):181-6. PMID: 22878659.
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  15. Duncan ST, Noehren BS, Lattermann C. The role of trochleoplasty in patellofemoral instability. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2012 Sep; 20(3):171-80. PMID: 22878658.
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  16. Cosden-Decker RS, Bickett MM, Lattermann C, MacLeod JN. Structural and functional analysis of intra-articular interzone tissue in axolotl salamanders. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2012 Nov; 20(11):1347-56. PMID: 22800772.
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  17. Shah JN, Howard JS, Flanigan DC, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Lattermann C. A systematic review of complications and failures associated with medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction for recurrent patellar dislocation. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Aug; 40(8):1916-23. PMID: 22679297.
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  18. Bachoura A, Yoshida R, Lattermann C, Kamineni S. Late removal of titanium hardware from the elbow is problematic. ISRN Orthop. 2012; 2012:256239. PMID: 24977074; PMCID: PMC4063128.
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  19. Noehren B, Duncan S, Lattermann C. Radiographic parameters associated with lateral patella degeneration in young patients. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 Dec; 20(12):2385-90. PMID: 22258652.
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  20. Lattermann C, Luckett MR. Staging and comorbidities. J Knee Surg. 2011 Dec; 24(4):217-24. PMID: 22303751.
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  21. Noehren B, Pohl MB, Sanchez Z, Cunningham T, Lattermann C. Proximal and distal kinematics in female runners with patellofemoral pain. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2012 May; 27(4):366-71. PMID: 22071426.
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  22. Hoch JM, Mattacola CG, Medina McKeon JM, Howard JS, Lattermann C. Serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (sCOMP) is elevated in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2011 Dec; 19(12):1396-404. PMID: 22001901.
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  23. Deering SJ, Mair SD, Lattermann C. Treatment options for chronic retracted degenerative rotator cuff tears. Med Sport Sci. 2012; 57:153-67. PMID: 21986053.
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  24. Snyder GM, Mair SD, Lattermann C. Tendinopathy of the long head of the biceps. Med Sport Sci. 2012; 57:76-89. PMID: 21986047.
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  25. Hoch JM, Mattacola CG, Medina-McKeon JM, Shah JN, Lattermann C. Determination of the Interday and Intraday Reliability of Serum Cartilage Oligomeric Matrix Protein in a Physically Active Population. Cartilage. 2011 Oct; 2(4):394-8. PMID: 26069598; PMCID: PMC4297139.
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  26. Dolak KL, Silkman C, Medina McKeon J, Hosey RG, Lattermann C, Uhl TL. Hip strengthening prior to functional exercises reduces pain sooner than quadriceps strengthening in females with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized clinical trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Aug; 41(8):560-70. PMID: 21654093.
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  27. Harris JD, Siston RA, Brophy RH, Lattermann C, Carey JL, Flanigan DC. Failures, re-operations, and complications after autologous chondrocyte implantation--a systematic review. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2011 Jul; 19(7):779-91. PMID: 21333744.
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  28. Howard JS, Mattacola CG, Howell DM, Lattermann C. Response shift theory: an application for health-related quality of life in rehabilitation research and practice. J Allied Health. 2011; 40(1):31-8. PMID: 21399850.
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  29. Cosden RS, Lattermann C, Romine S, Gao J, Voss SR, MacLeod JN. Intrinsic repair of full-thickness articular cartilage defects in the axolotl salamander. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2011 Feb; 19(2):200-5. PMID: 21115129.
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  30. Howard JS, Mattacola CG, Romine SE, Lattermann C. Continuous Passive Motion, Early Weight Bearing, and Active Motion following Knee Articular Cartilage Repair: Evidence for Clinical Practice. Cartilage. 2010 Oct; 1(4):276-86. PMID: 26069559; PMCID: PMC4297055.
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  31. Lattermann C, Romeo AA, Anbari A, Meininger AK, McCarty LP, Cole BJ, Cohen MS. Arthroscopic debridement of the extensor carpi radialis brevis for recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Jul; 19(5):651-6. PMID: 20541097.
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  32. Dwyer MK, Boudreau SN, Mattacola CG, Uhl TL, Lattermann C. Comparison of lower extremity kinematics and hip muscle activation during rehabilitation tasks between sexes. J Athl Train. 2010 Mar-Apr; 45(2):181-90. PMID: 20210622.
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  33. Lattermann C, Romine SE. Osteochondral allografts: state of the art. Clin Sports Med. 2009 Apr; 28(2):285-301, ix. PMID: 19306735.
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  34. Lattermann C, Jaramaz B. Section II: Basic science issues in advanced musculoskeletal imaging and computer-assisted surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Feb; 91 Suppl 1:22. PMID: 19182017.
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  35. Lattermann C, Lang PK. Section III: Morphology, intraoperative imaging, and image processing. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Feb; 91 Suppl 1:29. PMID: 19182019.
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  36. Boudreau SN, Dwyer MK, Mattacola CG, Lattermann C, Uhl TL, McKeon JM. Hip-muscle activation during the lunge, single-leg squat, and step-up-and-over exercises. J Sport Rehabil. 2009 Feb; 18(1):91-103. PMID: 19321909.
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  37. Gupta A, Lattermann C, Busam M, Riff A, Bach BR, Wang VM. Biomechanical evaluation of bioabsorbable versus metallic screws for posterior cruciate ligament inlay graft fixation: a comparative study. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Apr; 37(4):748-53. PMID: 19168806.
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  38. Lattermann C, Goldstein JL, Wukich DK, Lee S, Bach BR. Practical management of Lisfranc injuries in athletes. Clin J Sport Med. 2007 Jul; 17(4):311-5. PMID: 17620787.
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  39. Detterline AJ, Lattermann C, Bach BR. Creation of transosseous patellar tunnels during extensor mechanism repair: technical note. J Knee Surg. 2007 Jul; 20(3):249-50. PMID: 17665790.
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  40. Lattermann C, Toth J, Bach BR. The role of lateral retinacular release in the treatment of patellar instability. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2007 Jun; 15(2):57-60. PMID: 17505318.
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  41. McCulloch PC, Lattermann C, Boland AL, Bach BR. An illustrated history of anterior cruciate ligament surgery. J Knee Surg. 2007 Apr; 20(2):95-104. PMID: 17486900.
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  42. Lattermann C, Bach BR, Cole BJ, Bush-Joseph CA, Beck C, Beck R. Integration of arthroscopic and C-arm imaging into the arthroscopic image management system: technical note. J Knee Surg. 2007 Jan; 20(1):39-40. PMID: 17288087.
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  43. Lattermann C, Kang RW, Cole BJ. What's new in the treatment of focal chondral defects of the knee? Orthopedics. 2006 Oct; 29(10):898-903. PMID: 17061416.
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  44. Lattermann C, Drake GN, Spellman J, Bach BR. Lateral retinacular release for anterior knee pain: a systematic review of the literature. J Knee Surg. 2006 Oct; 19(4):278-84. PMID: 17080651.
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  45. Kang RW, Lattermann C, Cole BJ. Allograft meniscus transplantation: background, indications, techniques, and outcomes. J Knee Surg. 2006 Jul; 19(3):220-30. PMID: 16893163.
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  46. Wallach CJ, Kim JS, Sobajima S, Lattermann C, Oxner WM, McFadden K, Robbins PD, Gilbertson LG, Kang JD. Safety assessment of intradiscal gene transfer: a pilot study. Spine J. 2006 Mar-Apr; 6(2):107-12. PMID: 16517379.
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  47. Koch H, Jadlowiec JA, Whalen JD, Lattermann C, Robbins P, Fu FH, Merk H, Hollinger JO. [Refined adenoviral transduction for controlled gene transfer into human adult mesenchymal stem cells]. Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb. 2005 Nov-Dec; 143(6):677-83. PMID: 16380901.
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  48. Koch H, Jadlowiec JA, Whalen JD, Robbins P, Lattermann C, Fu FH, Merk HR, Hollinger JO. [Osteoblastic differentiation of human adult mesenchymal stem cells after through gene transfer of BMP-2 in the absence of dexamethasone]. Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb. 2005 Nov-Dec; 143(6):684-90. PMID: 16380902.
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  49. Lattermann C, Oxner WM, Xiao X, Li J, Gilbertson LG, Robbins PD, Kang JD. The adeno associated viral vector as a strategy for intradiscal gene transfer in immune competent and pre-exposed rabbits. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Mar 1; 30(5):497-504. PMID: 15738780.
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  50. Lattermann C, Baltzer AW, Zelle BA, Whalen JD, Niyibizi C, Robbins PD, Evans CH, Gruen GS. Feasibility of percutaneous gene transfer to an atrophic nonunion in a rabbit. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Aug; (425):237-43. PMID: 15292814.
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  51. Lattermann C, Zelle BA, Whalen JD, Baltzer AW, Robbins PD, Niyibizi C, Evans CH, Fu FH. Gene transfer to the tendon-bone insertion site. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2004 Sep; 12(5):510-5. PMID: 15014945.
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  52. Martinek V, Seil R, Lattermann C, Watkins SC, Fu FH. The fate of the poly-L-lactic acid interference screw after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2001 Jan; 17(1):73-6. PMID: 11154372.
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  53. Baltzer AW, Lattermann C, Whalen JD, Ghivizzani S, Wooley P, Krauspe R, Robbins PD, Evans CH. Potential role of direct adenoviral gene transfer in enhancing fracture repair. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2000 Oct; (379 Suppl):S120-5. PMID: 11039760.
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  54. Lattermann C, Baltzer AW. [Increasing expression of growth factors by adenovirus gene transfer. A new method of fracture treatment?]. Chirurg. 2000 Sep; 71(9):995-1000. PMID: 11043115.
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  55. Baltzer AW, Lattermann C, Whalen JD, Wooley P, Weiss K, Grimm M, Ghivizzani SC, Robbins PD, Evans CH. Genetic enhancement of fracture repair: healing of an experimental segmental defect by adenoviral transfer of the BMP-2 gene. Gene Ther. 2000 May; 7(9):734-9. PMID: 10822299.
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  56. Biedert R, Lobenhoffer P, Lattermann C, Stauffer E, Müller W. Free nerve endings in the medial and posteromedial capsuloligamentous complexes: occurrence and distribution. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2000; 8(2):68-72. PMID: 10795666.
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  57. Fu FH, Bennett CH, Ma CB, Menetrey J, Lattermann C. Current trends in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Part II. Operative procedures and clinical correlations. Am J Sports Med. 2000 Jan-Feb; 28(1):124-30. PMID: 10653557.
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  58. Fu FH, Bennett CH, Lattermann C, Ma CB. Current trends in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Part 1: Biology and biomechanics of reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 1999 Nov-Dec; 27(6):821-30. PMID: 10569374.
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  59. Lobenhoffer P, Schulze M, Gerich T, Lattermann C, Tscherne H. Closed reduction/percutaneous fixation of tibial plateau fractures: arthroscopic versus fluoroscopic control of reduction. J Orthop Trauma. 1999 Aug; 13(6):426-31. PMID: 10459602.
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  60. Baltzer AW, Lattermann C, Whalen JD, Braunstein S, Robbins PD, Evans CH. A gene therapy approach to accelerating bone healing. Evaluation of gene expression in a New Zealand white rabbit model. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 1999; 7(3):197-202. PMID: 10401658.
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  61. Niyibizi C, Baltzer A, Lattermann C, Oyama M, Whalen JD, Robbins PD, Evans CH. Potential role for gene therapy in the enhancement of fracture healing. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1998 Oct; (355 Suppl):S148-53. PMID: 9917635.
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  62. Gerich TG, Lattermann C, Bosch U, Lobenhoffer HP, Tscherne H. [Endoscopic versus limited open technique for replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament. 4 years outcome of a prospective study]. Unfallchirurg. 1998 Jul; 101(7):551-6. PMID: 9739219.
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  63. Gerich JG, Cassim A, Lattermann C, Lobenhoffer HP, Tscherne H. [Resilience of tibial transplant fixation for replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament. Interference screws vs. staples]. Unfallchirurg. 1998 Mar; 101(3):204-8. PMID: 9577217.
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  64. Gerich TG, Lattermann C, Fremerey RW, Zeichen J, Lobenhoffer HP. One- versus two-incision technique for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with patellar tendon graft. Results on early rehabilitation and stability. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 1997; 5(4):213-6. PMID: 9430569.
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  65. Gerich TG, Cassim A, Lattermann C, Lobenhoffer HP. Pullout strength of tibial graft fixation in anterior cruciate ligament replacement with a patellar tendon graft: interference screw versus staple fixation in human knees. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 1997; 5(2):84-8. PMID: 9228314.
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  66. Lobenhoffer P, Lattermann C, Krettek C, Blauth M, Tscherne H. [Rupture of the posterior cruciate ligament: status of current treatment]. Unfallchirurg. 1996 Jun; 99(6):382-99. PMID: 8767134.
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  67. Lattermann C, Lobenhoffer P. [Biomechanical changes in the hip, femur and knee joint after removal of a tensor fasciae latae flap]. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 1996 Mar; 28(2):76-82. PMID: 8647533.
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  68. Lobenhoffer P, Biedert R, Stauffer E, Lattermann C, Gerich TG, Müller W. Occurrence and distribution of free nerve endings in the distal iliotibial tract system of the knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 1996; 4(2):111-5. PMID: 8884732.
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  69. Lattermann C, Jakob RP. High tibial osteotomy alone or combined with ligament reconstruction in anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knees. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 1996; 4(1):32-8. PMID: 8819061.
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  70. Lobenhoffer P, Lattermann C. [Cruciate ligament allograft transplant: a reliable alternative?]. Chirurg. 1995 Nov; 66(11):1071-8. PMID: 8542768.
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  71. Lobenhoffer P, Gerich T, Lattermann C. [Distal femoral fixation of the iliotibial tract]. Sportverletz Sportschaden. 1994 Mar; 8(1):2-15. PMID: 8197540.
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