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Our biologic approach

We believe in the power of the human body to heal itself.

In this new “anabolic” era of joint repair, we are able to harness and augment natural healing and combine it with advanced medical technologies to repair orthopedic injuries.
 

How do biologic treatments work?

Biologic treatments stimulate natural tissue healing, working to enhance the body’s own repair process.

BioKnee

Avoid a knee replacement and rebuild your knee naturally. We can put back a new meniscus cartilage, re-grow damaged articular cartilage and re-build the ligaments.

BioAnkle

For the ankle, we can fix chronic instability using minimal incisions and re-grow cartilage to repair arthritis.

Biologic repair for the shoulder

For the shoulder, we can repair the rotator cuff, the labrum and ligaments, and fix the broken or displaced AC joint and clavicle.

Stem cells and growth factors

Stem cells live on the walls of vessels and produce growth factors. We use stem cells in our articular cartilage paste graft procedure for re-growing damaged and arthritic cartilage.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP is made from your own blood which has been spun in a centrifuge in order to concentrate the platelets and release the growth factors.  The concentrated factors are then injected into the joint to stimulate tissue healing.

Joint lubrication (HA)

The natural lubricant of the joints is called hyaluronic acid (HA). This lubricant in concentrated form can be injected into a joint to increase lubrication.

Meniscus Transplant Center

The Stone Clinic runs one of the few centers in the world dedicated to the diagnosis, surgical implantation and rehabilitation of meniscus transplant patients. 

The Meniscus Transplant Center offers: 

  • World-class surgical facilities
  • Onsite physical therapy
  • Tissue acquisition 
  • Measured outcomes
New ways to heal joints can keep us fitter as we age
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The stem cell field as a whole has become crowded with companies proclaiming remarkable results. Unfortunately, many of the products offered lack stringent quality control.
Treatments for joint injuries have vastly improved during the past decade. Two of our best non-operative strategies are stem cell or growth factor injections. How do they differ—and which is best?
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Dr Stone talking about Steph Curry's injury and the Warrior's season.
December 11th, 2014
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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.

A new treatment to replace the entire cartilage surface