07/27/2010 01:56 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Future Of Joint Replacement (VIDEO)

A new technique of using animal cartilage and ligaments to put into human knees has revolutionized the ability for people to find joint replacement parts, according to Dr. Kevin Stone, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and injuries of the knee. These treatment methods have been used successfully in individuals of all ages, including professional athletes.

Dr. Stone is recognized internationally as an authority on cartilage and meniscal growth, replacement, and repair. He is known for his development of the paste grafting surgical technique in 1991, combined with meniscus replacement, which are biologic joint replacement procedures for the regeneration of the knee joint.

This video is part of the TED Talks series. The YouTube channel can be found here.