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Why a biologic knee replacement is better than a bionic knee replacement

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The Stone Clinic in San Francisco is at the forefront of orthopedic surgery. We take a biologic approach to treating joint injuries and arthritis, focusing on repairing the knee, shoulder and ankle. Find out how we can help you: +1-415-563-3110

Bionics
"Bionic" may sound super human but as far as we're concerned, nothing can beat biology. Artificial joint replacements are sometimes necessary but often they are not. They can and should be avoided if possible. Unfortunately, most artificial material will eventually fail and although patients often return to normal activity, there's a tendency to be more protective of bionic joints.

Biologics
We take a natural, biologic approach to healing joints. Rather than using artificial materials, our goal is to figure our how our body responds to an injury and then stimulate that response, making it faster and more directed. Using the biologic approach, we can put back a new meniscus cartilage, re-grow the articular cartilage or re-build the ligaments of the knee in order to reconstruct that joint. Our patients go confidently back to impact sports and other strenuous activities.

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Makoplasty-partial-knee-replacement
Knees do not necessarily wear out evenly, sometimes one part of the knee is perfectly fine while another part is completely destroyed. If only part of the knee joint is worn out, why replace all of it?
 Segmental Meniscal Defects
The meniscus can be compared to a gasket in a hose: If it is cut, water leaks out.
Golfer hitting a divot
This was the dogma that all orthopaedic surgeons were taught. The holes, or divots, often enlarged over time, and arthritis of the joints—so it was believed—was the inevitable outcome.
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