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Here you’ll find instructions and advice to help you prepare for your consultation and, if necessary, for your surgical procedure and recovery.


A consultation at The Stone Clinic is a thorough experience. We take the time to talk to you about the history of your injury or pain and ensure we have all the right diagnostic images to make an accurate evaluation of how best to fix you. Here’s what to expect and what to bring with you.

If you live outside the San Francisco Bay Area, please arrange to have a phone consultation with Dr. Stone to see how we can help. You'll need to send us your recent images and surgical reports. Here's how to do this. 

A great physical therapy program makes a huge difference to how people heal. In some cases, physical therapy can help you avoid surgery altogether. We seek to reduce pain using non-operative physical therapy in the first instance. We use surgical correction only when required.  For patients who wish to use their own PT when they return home after surgery, we offer supplemental PT training in the post-surgical rehabilitation protocols specific to our biologic and robotic-assisted procedures. 

These are forms to help facilitate your initial consultation. 

Almost all our surgery is performed at The San Francisco Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient facility in downtown San Francisco. See our instructions on how to prepare for your procedure.

From pain medication, to icing protocols to advice on how to travel after surgery, here’s everything you need to know about what to do after you leave the surgery center.

Learn about payment options. We have advice and information on insurance and other payment solutions.

We work hard to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible for you from the moment you pick up the phone to call us. From booking travel and accommodation to navigating billing and paperwork, and finding a Stone trusted PT in your area, we’re ready to assist you in all your needs. Learn more about our concierge service.

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

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets.

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