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BioKnee Patient Testimonial - 1 Year Post Op

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Our patient is now 1 year post op for medial and lateral meniscal transplants, stem cell paste graft to repair damaged articular cartilage and a staple removal from her tibia from a previous ACL reconstruction surgery. Today she got the go ahead to begin running and some lateral movements. Over the last 5 months, she says she's noticed little increments of things getting better. She is able to do a single leg squat on her surgical leg, leg press and all the weight machines with no pain. She gets a little swelling but resolves by the next day. She feels as though her energy is back. She has lost a ton of weight because she is active again, exercising 5 times a week. "I sill have the fear of wanting to protect the knee. I feel like I need to train my way of thinking and my way of moving because I wasn't able to move for so long - it's like an elephant that was tied up and you untie them and the elephant still just stands there. It's going to take me a while".

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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.
Calm, happy patients make calmer, happier surgeons. It adds up to better outcomes. Though it’s hard to prove, the more the patient helps the surgeon relax, the better the surgeon perceives the patient and the job ahead. I know, having been both the surgeon and the patient.
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