An alternative to knee replacement: The BioKnee

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 our BioKnee program which rebuilds knees without the use of artificial materials.


BioKnee, an alternative to knee replacement


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 an articular cartilage 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 that 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 paste graft and the meniscus transplant.

Paste 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.

paste graft

Meniscus 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 Patient Stories

Hear directly from BioKnee patients about their recoveries, treatment experiences, and the sporting activities they are enjoying today. 

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Saving My Knee Guide

Saving My Knee Guide
Learn about procedures that can help you return to sports & delay or avoid an artificial knee replacement.
Download a Guide to our Knee-Saving Procedures
Explore all your options. Learn about procedures that can help you return to sports & delay or avoid an artificial knee replacement.