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Articular Cartilage Paste Graft patient testimonial - 3 year post op

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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"

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