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ACL reconstruction using Z-lig, a natural alternative tissue | Patient Story - 13 years post op

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One of the first patients in the world to have a xenograft ligament replacement using porcine tissue, Canadian Pro Skier Rick Lewon had his right ACL reconstructed by Dr. Kevin Stone. After this surgery, Lewon went on to win numerous Canadian Downhill Masters titles. Now 13 years later the Z-lig, is still going strong and is doing a lot better than the ACL reconstruction he had done on his left leg, which used his own hamstring.

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