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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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Collegen Meniscus Implant
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