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Overview of Biologic Knee Replacement (Part 1 of a course by Kevin Stone MD)

Biologic Knee Replacement (BKR) is our unit's approach to helping people delay, or even avoid, artificial knee replacement by proactively treating knee injuries, from trauma to arthritis, with methods to encourage biological healing via a scientifically-proven collection of our out-patient surgical techniques and procedures. In this part of the course I will discuss the various surgical options available to the knee surgeon undertaking biologic knee replacement, and how these procedures might be combined to offer the patient a chance of delaying or altogether avoiding a prosthetic knee replacement.

Introduction to the concept of biologic knee replacement

  • In this section I discuss which patients are likely to benefit from biologic knee replacement rather than conventional prosthetic knee replacement.

Articular cartilage options within biologic knee replacement

  • Joint cartilage may be damaged by injury or by an arthritic process, and in this section I discuss options for restoring function to damaged joint cartilage.

Partial meniscectomy, meniscal repair, reconstruction or replacement

  • Great progress has been made in the last decade in restoring function to damaged meniscal cartilage, and in this section I will present an overview of the surgical options.

Ligament repair or reconstruction as part of biologic knee replacement

  • In this section I discuss options for using scaffolds, stem cells and growth factors to augment ligament repair or allow reconstruction

Osteotomy as an adjunct procedure

  • This is a brief overview of how Dr Stone views osteotomy within Biologic Knee Replacement.

 

Updated: 01 May, 2013
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