An alternative to knee replacement: The BioKnee®

Heal biologically. Rebuild and regenerate naturally. If you are looking for an alternative to a total knee replacement, consider the natural option.

The Stone Clinic's BioKnee® program rebuilds knees without the use of artificial materials.




The BioKnee® program combines Dr. Kevin Stone's most innovative surgical procedures to create a revolutionary treatment for arthritis. The program has permitted hundreds of people with moderate to severe arthritis to stay active and delay or avoid a total knee replacement. 

If you have arthritis and have been told you need to wait until you are older for a knee replacement or if you've been injured and wish to avoid arthritis and a possible knee replacement in the future, then BioKnee® may be for you.

A unique offering of The Stone Clinic, the BioKnee® replaces, regenerates or rebuilds damaged portions of knee cartilage and injured ligaments using advanced biologic techniques, including a stem cell paste graft and a meniscus transplant. The BioKnee® program was developed in 1991 by Dr. Kevin Stone. Since its inception, BioKnee® has been followed by clinical research studies which prove that BioKnee® patients recover faster, return to sports, and are far less likely to report pain than with an artificial knee replacement, even many years post-surgery. Hundreds of patients with a BioKnee are now enjoying their active lifestyles.

Download our "Saving My Knee Guide" with information about the BioKnee®

The BioKnee replaces the shock absorbing cartilages in your knee by combining some of The Stone Clinic's unique procedures and techniques, including the articular cartilage stem cell paste graft and the meniscus transplant.

paste graftPaste graft

A paste graft is an innovative surgical technique designed by Dr. Stone that uses your own tissue, bone marrow, and cartilage from your intercondylar notch to form a paste that is impacted into the defected area of your knee to regrow your articular cartilage. This is done in a single outpatient procedure.

transplantMeniscus transplant

A meniscus transplant replaces your worn or missing natural shock absorber in the knee using a donor cartilage.  Dr. Stone designed a three-tunnel technique to secure the meniscus to the tibial plateau in order to provide shock absorption even in an arthritic knee. 

The Stone Clinic runs. The Meniscus Transplant Center, one of the few centers in the world dedicated to the diagnosis, surgical implantation and rehabilitation of meniscus transplant patients. 

The Meniscus Transplant Center offers: 

  • World-class surgical facilities
  • Onsite physical therapy
  • Tissue acquisition 
  • Measured outcomes
Dr. Stone says ...

Dr. stone

"These two procedures come together to form what we call BioKnee, a clinically-proven technique to stave off arthritis and keep you doing the things you love."

BioKnee Patients

The BioKnee® is an alternative to a total knee replacement. It uses a combination of procedures to rebuild a knee using donor tissue and stem cells to regrow the damaged articular cartilage.

A New Meniscus, A New Chance

Bone-on-bone arthritis was threatening to cut short the career or Super Bowl winner Tracy Porter. He chose The Stone Clinic to repair his joint after hearing Dr. Stone’s game plan for naturally regenerating and rebuilding his knee.


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Explore all your options. Learn about procedures that can help you return to sports & delay or avoid an artificial knee replacement.