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Bioknee patient testimonial - 5 yr post op

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Back when our patient was 16 he had a traumatic injury to his knee. He got hit by a football helmet which shredded his 3 main ligaments and damaged his meniscus. He had significant surgery. Unfortunately, he damaged it again some years later playing volleyball and lost even more of his meniscus. By his 30s, his knee was deteriorating further. From age 40 - 44 he was in a lot of pain. Around that time he went to a lot of doctors trying to find alternatives to a total knee replacement. Nobody would offer him a solution. In addition, he found out he had no ACL, which must have been damaged somewhere along the way. Finally, he consulted with Dr. Stone in July 2010. He needed two surgeries, articular cartilage paste graft and a clean up first. He came 3 times a week for PT for 5 weeks. Then a few months later he had a lateral meniscus transplant and an ACL transplant. In total he was at The Stone Clinic for 3 months. He stayed at an apartment complex next door which allowed him to be able to do PT at The Stone Clinic. 

5 years later, everything looks great. He is able to do a lot things that he hasn't been able to do in many years - working, sleeping, going up and down stairs with no pain! In addition he can golf, bike, exercise, go on a long walks with his wife.

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