I had a medial meniscus tear, and unfortunately went first for the standard meniscus trim surgery with a different surgeon. After surgery I was informed I had an unrepairable inner rim tear, and that I should avoid high impact activities going forward. During the next year and a half I experienced frequent knee pain. Sixteen months after surgery, an MRI showed that a large portion of my meniscus was removed, and the presence of a "bone bruise".
With my background in engineering, I can appreciate the mechanical function of the meniscus. Using the MRI, I made a clay model of the remaining meniscus, and realized my symptoms were due to the large amount removed. I then found Dr. Stone, and learned that I had a high chance of regrowing most of my meniscus with the Collagen Meniscus Implant surgery. The CMI surgery was invented by Dr. Stone, and has been used in Europe with great results for over 10 years. I went ahead with Dr. Stone's surgery at the 1.5 year mark from the original surgery.
My knee is dramatically better now, and the new MRI, one year after surgery, shows that most of my meniscus has indeed grown back. Also there is no sign of a bone bruise, even though I have been hiking in the mountains for months, without using poles, and often descending quickly. With Dr. Stone, I dodged a bullet.
I highly recommend Dr. Stone, and the Stone Clinic. Dr. Stone is probably the best surgeon you will find anywhere.