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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 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 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. 

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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.

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ABC news animal tissue repairs human joints
Excellent coverage on ABC News of Dr, Kevin Stone's pioneering Z-lig ACL replacement device which uses animal tissue to repair human joints.
December 11th, 2014
"A few select orthopedic surgeons and researchers around the country are pioneering alternate cartilage...
October 30th, 2014
Dr. Stone talks passionately about biologic knee replacements and more on ESPN radio: How to avoid bone on bone...

Stone, K.R., A.W. Walgenbach, A. Freyer, T.J. Turek, and D.P. Speer. 2006.

A new treatment to replace the entire cartilage surface