Explore all your options

People who have suffered knee injuries have many options. Although a full knee replacement may be the answer, The Stone Clinic believes that there are several other options that athletes should consider prior to undergoing surgery.

What's in the guide:

Find out how procedures to rebuild a knee naturally can help people return to sports and delay or avoid an artificial knee replacement:

  • Repair and prevent arthritis by fixing damaged articular cartilage 
  • Give your knee back its shock absorber by replacing the meniscus
  • Regain your knee's stability with ligament reconstruction 

Learn how we assess whether these treatments are right for you based on:

  • Your injury history
  • Your current symptoms
  • Your goals
  • Your approach to recovery
  • Your attitude to treatment 

Download a guide to our knee saving procedures.

Saving Your Knees

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We like to do everything possible to rebuild the knee joint with biologic tissues rather than artificial materials to help delay the time in which an artificial joint replacement is necessary.
Athletic Approach to Knee Replacement
Artificial knee replacement surgery used to mean the reduction of sports activities like golf, swimming, and cycling. Yet with severe arthritis affecting younger and younger people, we are currently pushing the envelope of sports participation with joint replacements and learning as we go.
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A new treatment to replace the entire cartilage surface