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Articular cartilage paste graft patient stories

Articular Cartilage Paste Graft Patient Testimonials

Articular cartilage paste graft patient testimonial - 8 years post op

This competitive young athlete destroyed his knee in high school and initial surgery had not been successful. At 15 years old he traveled 3,000 miles to be treated with an articular paste graft, ultimately managing to get back to ice-hockey and many other sports.

Articular Cartilage Paste Graft - Patient Experience

This is a 37 year old patient from Ohio that had a full-thickness chondral lesion that was repaired with the articular cartilage paste graft procedure at The Stone Clinic in 2009.

Articular Cartilage Paste Graft patient testimonial - 3 year post op

Avid cyclist Jean-Claude was hit by a car and damaged the articular cartilage in his knee. A microfracture procedure did not provide pain relief for him. Jean-Claude came to The Stone Clinic on his professional ballerina friend's recommendation. Orthopedic surgeon Kevin R. Stone, MD successfully repaired the painful cartilage damage in Jean-Claude's knee. "Until you have had the pain that I had, you can't explain to somebody what a joy it is to wake up and feel 'oh my knee doesn't hurt!'...I am thrilled my decision to go to The Stone Clinic"

Articular Cartilage Paste Graft patient story - 2 years post op

Our patient has had knee issues since he was a teenager. (Knee cap disclocation repair, ACL replacement and microfracture surgery to repair damaged articular cartilage.) The microfracture was a temporary solution and not long afterwards he couldn't ski, walk or climb stairs without pain. Two years prior to this testimonial, Dr. Stone performed an articular cartilage stem cell paste graft to repair the damaged cartilage. Now he's training for a triathlon. His knee is doing great. Read more about the paste graft procedure here

" I swim 2k twice a week. I bike 20k everyday and once a week I bike 75k. I run 5k two or three times a week...all this stuff I could never do." ..... "It's been life changing."

Fix a meniscus to avoid arthritis
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.
Untethered Athlete
All athletes get injured. The best ones use the injury as an excuse to come back better than they were before they were hurt. Others may not be able to. This may, in part, be due to their inability to let go of the self-image they are attached to. Here are some tips for avoiding that trap.
The Great Stem Cell Divide
Stem cell therapies are sprouting like weeds. This is a good thing. The medical community is rushing into the biologic sciences, opening up the field of stimulating tissues to heal—rather than suppressing them with steroids, anti-inflammatories, or joint replacement surgeries. Here is my take on where the field is now and where it is going.
July 14th, 2015
In light of Wes Matthews and other NBA athletes suffering Achilles ruptures, Dr. Stone speaks to Mavs Moneyball, a...
April 27th, 2016
Dr Stone talking about Steph Curry's injury and the Warrior's season.
December 11th, 2014
"A few select orthopedic surgeons and researchers around the country are pioneering alternate cartilage...

Kevin R. Stone · Jonathan R. Pelsis · Scott T. Surrette · Ann W. Walgenbach · Thomas J. Turek 

Stone K.R., A.W. Walgenbach, A. Freyer. 2008.