About The Stone Clinic
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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.
The Stone Clinic in San Francisco 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 direct. Using the biologic approach, we can put back 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.
We want our patients to get the best from their surgery. Much of the work happens in rehabilitation. We have world-class physical therapists here at The Stone Clinic. Together we bring the perspective of understanding both the injury that the patient had and all the different ways we can connect with that patient to help them become fitter, faster and stronger™ than they were before they got hurt. We encourage patients to think of themselves as an “athlete in training” and not a “patient in rehab”.
Pro athletes are in the gym a couple of times a day, they optimize their nutrition, they optimize their range of motion and their soft tissue, they optimize all the parts that go into making them a world-class athlete. Patients who adopt that approach are the ones that do the best. It's really a bargain between the surgeon and the patient and the bargain is that the surgeon gives their best effort surgically and all the skills and all the resources and the patient gives their utmost to make all those tools work well and bring their own body and their mind to rehab every day, training every day.
Get a complimentary evaluation from us without having to travel to the Bay Area! https://www.stoneclinic.com/consult. For US patients who live outside the San Francisco Bay Area and for international patients who live outside the USA, we offer a complimentary, remote consultation service. If you send us your recent imagery and surgical notes, Dr. Stone will be able to evaluate your case without you having to travel to see us. Dr. Stone will be able to talk on the phone with you to discuss possible options. Please go to our Phone Consultation page for clear instructions on what to send us and how to get it to us. Our Patient Coordinator will help you through this process and can answer any questions you have.
The Stone Research Foundation is an independent, public, non-profit research institute based in San Francisco. Its mission is to research and develop ways to prevent, treat, and reverse arthritis and joint injuries. More info is available at www.stoneresearch.org
Http://www.ted.com Arthritis and injury grind down millions of joints, but few get the best remedy -- real biological tissue. Kevin Stone shows a treatment that could sidestep the high costs and donor shortfall of human-to-human transplants with a novel use of animal tissue.
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10
Injuries and arthritis can be treated with biologic or bionic (artificial) solutions. We have developed a variety of tissue regeneration approaches. This video describes the current and future directions of joint repair. At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, California we concentrate on returning injured people to their activities fitter, faster and stronger™ than they were before they were injured. Our expertise is in knee, shoulder, and ankle injuries, joint arthritis treatment, and avoiding knee replacement. We have developed advanced surgical and rehabilitation techniques focused on cartilage and ligament repair, regeneration, and replacement.