Articular cartilage paste graft patient stories
This competitive young athlete destroyed his knee in high school and initial surgery had not been successful. At 15 years old he traveled 3,000 miles to be treated with an articular paste graft, ultimately managing to get back to ice-hockey and many other sports.
This is a 37 year old patient from Ohio that had a full-thickness chondral lesion that was repaired with the articular cartilage paste graft procedure at The Stone Clinic in 2009.
Avid cyclist Jean-Claude was hit by a car and damaged the articular cartilage in his knee. A microfracture procedure did not provide pain relief for him. Jean-Claude came to The Stone Clinic on his professional ballerina friend's recommendation. Orthopedic surgeon Kevin R. Stone, MD successfully repaired the painful cartilage damage in Jean-Claude's knee. "Until you have had the pain that I had, you can't explain to somebody what a joy it is to wake up and feel 'oh my knee doesn't hurt!'...I am thrilled my decision to go to The Stone Clinic"
Our patient has had knee issues since he was a teenager. (Knee cap disclocation repair, ACL replacement and microfracture surgery to repair damaged articular cartilage.) The microfracture was a temporary solution and not long afterwards he couldn't ski, walk or climb stairs without pain. Two years prior to this testimonial, Dr. Stone performed an articular cartilage stem cell paste graft to repair the damaged cartilage. Now he's training for a triathlon. His knee is doing great. Read more about the paste graft procedure here
" I swim 2k twice a week. I bike 20k everyday and once a week I bike 75k. I run 5k two or three times a week...all this stuff I could never do." ..... "It's been life changing."