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ACL replacement| Meniscus replacement | BioKnee by Kevin Stone MD

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Patient told he needed a total knee replacement. Four years out. Pain free, rides a bike 100-150 miles per week. Competes in Triathlons. Travelled from Hawaii. 

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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.
The incidence of such tears is about 61 per 100,000 people each year. Yet the repair/replacement ratio is well under 10% for repair and 0.01% for replacement. Why?
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A new treatment to replace the entire cartilage surface