“I was told I was never going to ski again. And I came back. I did two ski films. Some of my best ski film work. I signed with Völkl International and have had the best three years of my professional skiing career.”
Matt R., Pro skier, BioKnee
“Dr. Stone’s surgery has been a revelation to me, it’s totally enabled me to continue being who I am which is way more than just the sports that I do. It's part of my personality and I’m thrilled.”
Emily S., Endurance Athlete, BioKnee
“I'm 6.5 years out. At 41 years old, I play competitive ice hockey, train intensely, and have very little pain, if any, in my medial transplant knee. Outstanding result.”
Rich W., Meniscus allograft transplant
“Eleven years later I’m very active. The only thing I don’t do is run. However I do bike 100 to 150 miles a week, I surf, play golf, and snowboard. I’ve enjoyed having my life back and having an active life back”
Tim R., BioKnee
“The improvement from what I could do then to what I can do now is like night and day..I am enjoying life like it used to be.”
A recent study suggested that meniscus surgery doesn't help. Studies can be misleading. Even small losses of meniscus tissue lead to big changes in force concentration on the tibia (shin bone) and eventually arthritis.
Calm, happy patients make calmer, happier surgeons. It adds up to better outcomes. Though it’s hard to prove, the more the patient helps the surgeon relax, the better the surgeon perceives the patient and the job ahead. I know, having been both the surgeon and the patient.
When tissues are injured, a cascade of events occurs. These include inflammation and the release of chemical signals to recruit new cells. Some of these cells remove damaged tissue, while others form collagen: the fibrous material that makes up skin, bones, muscles, and all connective tissue.