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Kevin R. Stone, MD

Dr. Kevin R. Stone is a pioneer of advanced orthopedic surgical and rehabilitation techniques to repair, regenerate and replace damaged cartilage and ligaments.

He is an orthopedic surgeon at The Stone Clinic and also the chairman of the Stone Research Foundation. He lectures around the world as an expert in cartilage and meniscal growth, replacement, and repair and holds over 40 U.S. patents on novel inventions to improve healthcare.

Dr. Stone uses stem cells and other biologic techniques to work to preserve the natural biology of a joint, helping people avoid or delay an artificial joint replacement. 

At The Robotic Joint Center, Dr. Stone uses advanced robotic-assisted surgery techniques to ensure that partial and total knee replacements result in precise alignment and a more natural feeling knee.

Dr. Stone was trained at Harvard University in internal medicine and orthopedic surgery and at Stanford University in general surgery. His fellowship was in research at the Hospital for Special Surgery and in knee surgery in Lake Tahoe. He is a physician for Smuin Ballet and has served as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team, the U.S. Pro Ski Tour, the Honda Ski Tour, the Jeep 48 Straight Tour, the Old Blues Rugby Club, Lawrence Pech Dance Company, Marin Ballet, the modern pentathlon at the U.S. Olympic Festival, and for the United States Olympic Training Center.

Dr. Stone enjoys skiing, windsurfing and biking. 

See Dr. Stone's Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Stone says ...

I am an orthopedic surgeon, clinician scientist, inventor and founder of multiple companies. I divide my life between clinical practice, nonprofit research and for-profit research. My clinical and research focus is on biologic joint repair and regeneration for the knee, shoulder and ankle to keep injured people and people with arthritis active. I have been fortunate to rebuild world-class Olympic athletes and weekend warriors and have learned from each person that injuries are opportunities to improve yourself. The best recoveries come from those who see themselves when injured as athletes in training and not patients in rehab.

A question I am asked a lot is, “I hear clicking and popping in my knee, is this something that I should be concerned about?”
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Stem cell therapies are sprouting like weeds. This is a good thing. The medical community is rushing into the biologic sciences, opening up the field of stimulating tissues to heal—rather than suppressing them with steroids, anti-inflammatories, or joint replacement surgeries. Here is my take on where the field is now and where it is going.
July 14th, 2015
In light of Wes Matthews and other NBA athletes suffering Achilles ruptures, Dr. Stone speaks to Mavs Moneyball, a...
April 27th, 2016
Dr Stone talking about Steph Curry's injury and the Warrior's season.
December 11th, 2014
"A few select orthopedic surgeons and researchers around the country are pioneering alternate cartilage...

Kevin R. Stone · Jonathan R. Pelsis · Scott T. Surrette · Ann W. Walgenbach · Thomas J. Turek 

Stone, K.R., A.W. Walgenbach, T.J. Turek, A. Freyer, and M.D. Hill. 2006.