My name is Jodi. The injury I had was I had my entire lateral meniscus removed in 2002, and in 2003 I had the BioKnee® done.
Having lost my lateral meniscus at the age of 35, knowing I needed to find some way to get back to a normal life again, having lots of doctors tell me that they couldn't do anything, that you just have to replace your knee at the age of 35, I knew there had to be something else. So I kept looking, and then when I found Dr. Stone, the biologic knee was my savior because I was only 35, and I am now 50 and I've had my biological knee this long. It has gotten me this far. So I would highly recommend doing that as opposed to replacing it with plastic that doesn't get you as far.
Jodi L. Profile
Jodi has been a lifelong athlete. She gained a full scholarship to UCSB for basketball and rode horses and did barrel racing and cattle culling. She is also a masters swimmer. Injury had slowed her down and she couldn’t keep up with her kids, let alone do the sporting activities she wanted. She had a meniscus transplant and articular cartilage paste graft in 2003.
These days she enjoys swimming, water skiing, riding horses, hiking, and inside the gym activities. Injury-related osteoarthritis is not something you have to grin and bear. It is a fixable condition. There are alternatives to treating knees, which can help delay or avoid an artificial knee replacement. Even in cases with advanced damage, knees can be biologically reconstructed by carefully regenerating and rebuilding tissues instead of cutting out large parts and replacing them with metal and plastic.