How Dr. Kevin Stone helped Super Bowl champion Tracy Porter make a comeback — 6 details

Written by Angie Stewart | June 05, 2018 | Print  |

Tracy Porter, the football legend notorious for sealing the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl win in 2010, struggled with persistent knee pain for several seasons.

In a video released June 5, Kevin Stone, MD, explains how the BioKnee treatment helped Mr. Porter extend his career. Here are six details:

1. In 2011, Mr. Porter had articular cartilage and meniscus injuries in his left knee that required surgery.

2. He underwent microfracture surgery, meniscectomy and debridement procedures by another surgeon, techniques that can result in deterioration over time and lead to bone-on-bone arthritis, according to The Stone Clinic.

3. After Mr. Porter's knee began bothering him again, Dr. Stone repaired his joint at The Stone Clinic using the BioKnee treatment in the summer of 2017.

4. The BioKnee treatment regrows the articular cartilage with articular cartilage paste grafting, replaces the meniscus with a donor-transplanted one and augments healing through injections of amniotic stem cells and growth factors.

5. "It doesn't make the knee normal and it may not last forever, but it permits him to return to sports. It helps him buy time and extend his career," Dr. Stone said in the video.

6. Mr. Porter is close to a full recovery eight months after the treatment. He has undergone physical therapy at The Stone Clinic to regain knee strength and mobility.

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