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Ankle Articular Cartilage Repair

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If you have damaged the articular cartilage inside your ankle joint and you have something called a chondral lesion or OCD or arthritis, it is quite painful and it limits your activities. At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, Dr. Kevin Stone is able to repair this problem using a paste graft of your own stem cells, cartilage and bone.

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Fix a meniscus to avoid arthritis
A recent study suggested that meniscus surgery doesn't help. Studies can be misleading. Even small losses of meniscus tissue lead to big changes in force concentration on the tibia (shin bone) and eventually arthritis.
Data everywhere, and nowhere to hide. In the bad old days, you got injured, and you didn’t tell anyone. You usually recovered. Lived to play another day. Until you couldn’t. Today, you get injured; you could be monitored, measured, uploaded and reported to everyone. You might not be allowed to play. You are “protected”, maybe even blacklisted. Which scenario is better?
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