Patient avoids ankle fusion with articular cartilage & ligament repair

Patient avoids ankle fusion with articular cartilage & ligament repair

2001, I started running marathons and I was an active runner running 70, 80 kilometers a week and did that for five, six, six years. 2006. I woke up one morning, can walk on my ankle. Um, it took me a process of a couple of years to figure out what was happening, but I had an osteochondral defect. Basically, my ankle was wearing out and I was scheduled, went to an orthopedic surgeon in Canada, was scheduled for a fusion of my ankle because there was enough damage there. Uh, three weeks out from that surgery, which I had scheduled, I cancel it. I just didn't feel good about what was going to be done and, and what that left me for the future. But I was told it was the only option that I had started looking at for natural alternatives to orthopedic surgery and there'll be old stone clinic came up and we started looking into it and I sent all my stuff away to Dr. Stone.

Had a phone consultation with him and he was the first guy who really gave me hope about what could happen with my ankle and that it actually could there was a way to see improvement and see it get better. So in 2008, November, 2008, I had a surgery on my left ankle which was an articular cartilage spacecraft and to repair the surface of the joint along with the brostrum repair to stabilize the joint. And I am seven years post that surgery now and uh, is fantastic. It's been just a tremendous success. I have full mobility in my ankle, full-range and I am 99% pain-free with the activities that I do. Just had a re MRI of my left ankle today. And it was so nice to see that solid line of articular cartilage on that joint, which is why I'm having the pain relief that am. So I'm a chiropractor in Canada and I've referred lots of patients down to Dr. Stone here, because I really believe in what's happening and I am a perfect example of how it can just really save your life, change your life.

Testimonial
So I'm a chiropractor in Canada and I've referred lots of patients down to Dr. Stone here, because I really believe in what's happening and I am a perfect example of how it can just really save your life, change your life.
- Brian B.

Brian presented in 2007 with 15 years of ankle pain after an injury. His exam was notable for dramatic instability and grinding. His x-rays and MRI documented joint space narrowing, cystic lesions in the talus, eburnation of the talus and tibia, and tenosynovitis in the flexor tendons. He underwent an articular cartilage paste grafting procedure for the talus and the distal tibia, removal of extensive bone spurs, and a Stone Modified anterolateral ligament repair in November of 2008.

Brian followed and extensive pool running program and soft tissue mobilization. At his follow-up visit in 2015, he reported that he was asymptomatic and the ankle was doing spectacularly well.

Unfortunately, his right ankle had developed similar findings from his original trauma. He was similarly treated and reported in 2016 that he was doing fantastic.

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