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About The Stone Clinic
About The Stone Clinic: Our philosophy and origins
Find out if we can help you. Set up a complimentary phone consultation. http://www.stoneclinic.com/schedule-complimentary-phone-consultation-or-book-appointment. We've spent 25 years pioneering and refining biologic orthopedic treatments. Dr. Stone holds around 50 U.S. patents on novel inventions to improve healthcare. He's always figuring out ways to improve.
Transcript: "I dedicate myself to really trying to help people recover and become fitter, faster, and stronger than they were before they got hurt or before they developed arthritis. What I love the most is that everyday I get to help people. Not just help them, I get to think about how I might be able to do it better and I have the tools around me to innovate, to create those new technologies and a team of people around me who are as excited about it as I am.
Quite frankly, it came from my own knee injury. I injured my knee in college, lost the meniscus cartilage, the shock absorber in my knee and I admired the surgeon who repaired it but was frustrated by how primitive the techniques were. They just took the cartilage out and threw it away and so I've spent much of my research career figuring out how to replace that meniscus tissue.
So I do what I do because everything that I look at and I see, I think could be made better, could be improved. I've taught my children that most of what we know isn't true and if we are doing something next year that we were doing this year, we clearly haven't learned anything. So I want them to be better for my patients, I want better tools to use, I want surgery to be more efficient, more elegant, more effective and I want our patients' rehab to be quicker and better. I think about ways to make it better and I see ways to make them better and I am passionate about doing it."
Why a biologic knee replacement is better than a bionic knee replacement
The Stone Clinic in San Francisco http://www.stoneclinic.com is at the forefront of orthopedic surgery. We take a biologic approach to treating joint injuries and arthritis, focusing on repairing the knee, shoulder and ankle. Find out how we can help you: +1-415-563-3110
"Bionic" may sound super human but as far as we're concerned, nothing can beat biology. Artificial joint replacements are sometimes necessary but often they are not. They can and should be avoided if possible. Unfortunately, most artificial material will eventually fail and although patients often return to normal activity, there's a tendency to be more protective of bionic joints.
We take a natural, biologic approach to healing joints. Rather than using artificial materials, our goal is to figure our how our body responds to an injury and then stimulate that response, making it faster and more directed. Using the biologic approach, we can put back a new meniscus cartilage, re-grow the articular cartilage or re-build the ligaments of the knee in order to reconstruct that joint. Our patients go confidently back to impact sports and other strenuous activities.
Knee Injury Treatments
How to avoid a total knee replacement with a BioKnee
At the Stone Clinic in San Francisco we've developed an alternative to joint replacement that we call BIOKNEE. http://www.stoneclinic.com/bioknee If you've got a painful knee either because you've got arthritis or you've lost the meniscus cartilage, we can put back in the biological tissues that you've lost. We can put back in a new meniscus cartilage from a donor, we graft your damaged articular cartilage with your own bone and cartilage and stem cells and we recreate those new surfaces biologically rather than with artificial materials. www.stoneclinic.come and cartilage and stem cells and we recreate those new surfaces biologically rather than with artificial materials.
Meniscus Transplant: How it works
If you've lost the meniscus cartilage inside your knee, that's the key shock absorber in the knee, at The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, Dr. Kevin Stone has
developed a technique for replacing the meniscus cartilage using donor tissue. This will give you back your shock absorber and away a lot of the pain from acute injuries as well as from fairly significant arthritis. http://www.stoneclinic.com
Sports Injury Prevention
Prevent Tennis Injuries
Play sport, stay injury free. Here are some tips for avoiding tennis injuries, from The Stone Clinic in San Francisco.
Prevent Soccer Injuries
Here are some tips for avoiding soccer injuries, from The Stone Clinic in San Francisco.
Meniscus transplant patients
Meniscus transplant patient testimonial - 1 year post op
Our patient came to us after a long history of knee issues. She'd had surgery to repair 2 medial meniscus tears in her 20s and since then had never really had a pain free knee. She spent her 30s having kids and staying active as possible. In her early 40s she went to see an orthopedic surgeon to take care of some knee pain, thinking that the procedure would be simple but was shocked to be told that in fact she needed a total knee replacement. " I wasn't ready to do that" She found Dr. Stone who told her that it she was a candidate for a meniscus transplant. "Here I am a year out and I am doing everything I could do pre-injury. I run without knee pain. I ski without knee pain and I bike without knee pain." She adds, "Most importantly for me, I have 3 kids, 3 girls and we are an active family and for me to be able to hit the slopes with my kids or go for a mountain bike ride or take a hike and maintain an active healthy life and model an active healthy life for them that was probably one of my hugest reasons for doing this."
Meniscus transplant patient testimonial - 7 month post op.
Brandon had a meniscus transplant some years after having part of his meniscus removed due to an injury. His knee had become painful and his doctor had told him that he would have arthritis in a few years and ultimately ended up with an artificial knee replacement. After his meniscus transplant at the Stone Clinic, he stayed 7 weeks in San Francisco to rehabilitate. He came 5 days a week to work with our physical therapists.
Rehabilitation and Fitness
Lower Extremity Exercises: Squats
Squats are an excellent way to strengthen the glutes, hamstrings, and inner thighs.
The exercise can help you achieve better use of your shoulder by improving its range of motion.
To Start: Find an open wall or door jam.
Facing the wall slowly walk your fingers up the wall. You walk up as far as you can while maintaining the space between your shoulder and your ear. This may decrease how much range of motion you achieve initially but it will your mechanics correct and decrease the chance of developing compensations.
Once you have the reached your maximal height, hold for 3-5 seconds and then slowly walk your fingers back down. Repeat this for 10 repetitions.
For more information, please visit: http://www.stoneclinic.com/rehab/
Surgery in action
Stone Clinic Medial Meniscus Allograft Transplantation
This video demonstrates a medial meniscus allograft transplantation using the three-tunnel technique. For more information, please visit www.stoneclinic.com
Makoplasty - Partial Knee Replacement
ABC News Australia - Knee Cartilage Regeneration
News program examines the results of Dr. Stone's paste grafting technique by highlighting the rapid recovery times of Stone Clinic paste grafting patients. 5:54 minutes
NBC Newswatch: Knee Relief
NBC Newswatch: Knee Relief