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Knee injury and treatments

Knee Injury Treatments

How to avoid a total knee replacement with a BioKnee

At the Stone Clinic in San Francisco we've developed an alternative to joint replacement that we call BIOKNEE. http://www.stoneclinic.com/bioknee If you've got a painful knee either because you've got arthritis or you've lost the meniscus cartilage, we can put back in the biological tissues that you've lost. We can put back in a new meniscus cartilage from a donor, we graft your damaged articular cartilage with your own bone and cartilage and stem cells and we recreate those new surfaces biologically rather than with artificial materials. www.stoneclinic.come and cartilage and stem cells and we recreate those new surfaces biologically rather than with artificial materials.

Meniscus Transplant: How it works

If you've lost the meniscus cartilage inside your knee, that's the key shock absorber in the knee, at The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, Dr. Kevin Stone has
developed a technique for replacing the meniscus cartilage using donor tissue. This will give you back your shock absorber and away a lot of the pain from acute injuries as well as from fairly significant arthritis. http://www.stoneclinic.com

Articular cartilage repair

If you have damaged your articular cartilage, the bearing surface inside the joint, you may be experiencing pain and swelling. At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, Dr. Kevin Stone has developed a technique called the articular cartilage paste graft, which uses your own bone, cartilage and stem cells to create repair tissue which can be pasted over that damaged surface. Find out if we can help you with a complimentary phone consultation http://www.stoneclinic.com/schedule-complimentary-phone-consultation-or-book-appointment.

Partial Knee Replacement (Robotic Assisted Surgery)

A partial knee replacement is great if your knee is only damaged in one particular area. We use a computer with a robotic arm in order to improve the accuracy of the partial knee replacement. Arthritis of the knee is when you've lost the soft cushioning at the end of your joints and your bones are rubbing together. If your arthritis is too severe for The Stone Clinic's bioknee procedure (for bioknee see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaLZAt_R1W4&feature=share&list=PLPImFt25aaTAbHXxRKC6KTmXqj43HMdmT) a partial knee replacement is the next best thing.

Knee Replacement with robotics

At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, if our patients have severe arthritis and can not be treated with a bioknee or with a partial knee replacement, we use a robotic arm to place the implants extremely accurately.

ACL repair (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)

If you have knee pain inside your knee, most commonly you've torn your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco we can reconstruct the ACL using donor tissue.

Meniscus Tear

The meniscus cartilage is the key shock absorber inside your knee. If you've
damaged your meniscus, it's very important that you try to have it repaired or save it as much as possible. If you lose even part of it, you increase the force inside the knee and can develop arthritis. At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, http://www.stoneclinic.com Dr. Kevin Stone has developed a number of techniques for rebuilding, repairing and regenerating the meniscus.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Overview

Information on ACL injury, narrated by Kevin R Stone, MD

Treating Stiff Joints

If you've got a stiff or injured joint, one of the things you can do is to lubricate the joint. At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, http://www.stoneclinic.com Dr. Kevin Stone is able to loosen the joint by injecting hyaluronic acid, the natural lubricant of the joint. Sometimes it's done with growth factors and sometimes just as the joint lubricant.

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