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Patients in their own words ...
“The improvement from what I could do then to what I can do now is like night and day..I am enjoying life like it used to be.”
Gary, Meniscus allograft transplant
“Eleven years later I’m very active. The only thing I don’t do is run. However I do bike 100 to 150 miles a week, I surf, play golf, and snowboard. I’ve enjoyed having my life back and having an active life back”
Tim R., BioKnee
“I'm 6.5 years out. At 41 years old, I play competitive ice hockey, train intensely, and have very little pain, if any, in my medial transplant knee. Outstanding result.”
Rich W., Meniscus allograft transplant
“Dr. Stone’s surgery has been a revelation to me, it’s totally enabled me to continue being who I am which is way more than just the sports that I do. It's part of my personality and I’m thrilled.”
Emily S., Endurance Athlete, BioKnee
“I was told I was never going to ski again. And I came back. I did two ski films. Some of my best ski film work. I signed with Völkl International and have had the best three years of my professional skiing career.”
The goal of ACL surgery is to stabilize the knee joint, return it to normal mechanical function, and permit the athlete to resume sports without a deficit. Here are the most common reasons I see failures and what can be done about it.
Microfracture—the surgical procedure during which small holes are made in joint bones—has resulted in successful temporary repairs for thousands of injured athletes. Unfortunately, the repaired tissues often wore out—leading to more joint pain.
We are all worried about “catching something.” We are doing what we can to sterilize our environments. But in the process, we are creating resistance. Resistant bacteria, mutating viruses, and social distancing are the by-products of sterilized environments. Might we be better off just bathing in the microbiome of earth?