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Meniscus transplant patient testimonial - 14 years post surgery

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Patient wiped out waterskiing in high school and tore her meniscus, which was removed. 30 years later she came to Dr. Stone to have a meniscus transplant using donor tissue. She did not need to have her articular cartilage fixed with a paste graft.

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Avoid joint replacement
You are told you have knee arthritis. The advice the doctor gives you is to go home, rest your knee, take anti-inflammatory drugs, lose some weight, wait until you are older and then get an artificial knee replacement. This advice is awful. Here's why.
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Losing a meniscus is tough on the body. Without a meniscus, the covering of each of the bones, called the articular cartilage, rub up against one another, which leads to pain and, eventually arthritis. Patients often ask me "Isn't there a shock absorber you can put back into the knee joint?"
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Stone, K.R., Pelsis J.R., Adelson W.S., Walgenbach, A.W. 2010.