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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. 

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.

Avoid joint replacement
You are told you have knee arthritis. The advice the doctor gives you is to go home, rest your knee, take anti-inflammatory drugs, lose some weight, wait until you are older and then get an artificial knee replacement. This advice is awful. Here's why.
To become a better athlete, the ideal method is the simple squat exercise.
“Bend ze knees!” he shouted at me, “pretend like you are making love, ja!” Those were the memorable instructions I heard years ago from the Austrian ski instructor behind me on the Alps. They hold true today for all sports.
Dr. Kevin R. Stone, MD presented a keynote lecture entitled XENOGRAFTS IN ORTHOPEDICS: THE FUTURE OF LIGAMENT REPLACEMENT at the 16th ESSKA Conference in Amsterdam this May. Watch a podcast of the presentation here.
September 1st, 2009
Meniscus tears are among the most common injuries encountered by athletes. With advancements in medicine, this injury...
October 30th, 2014
Dr. Stone talks passionately about biologic knee replacements and more on ESPN radio: How to avoid bone on bone...
April 22nd, 2014
A major triumph for a company founded by Kevin R. Stone, M.D. The Z-Lig™ is the first engineered biologic device for...

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

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