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Complimentary phone consultation

Can we fix your joint injury? If you don't live near us, here's an easy way to find out.

If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please book an appointment to see us in person. If, like many of our patients, you don't live in the Bay Area, we offer a complimentary phone consultation service.
There is no fee for the consultation; however, we ask that you make a tax-deductible donation to the Stone Research Foundation, a separate 501(C)(3) non-profit entity dedicated to sports medicine and arthritis research, education, and training. You can learn more about the Foundation at


If you have any questions or need help completing the steps below, please contact our Consultation Coordinator:

Step 1: Phone Consultation Form

Kindly fill out this form with information about your injury and treatment history: Click Here

Step 2: Collect and prepare your images and documents

Medical Documents

If you have had previous surgery in the affected location, please include operative photos and operative reports. 

Current MRIs and X-rays

Your MRIs and X-rays must have been taken within the last year to be used, as well as any typed radiology reports that you may have that accompany those images. If you do not yet have these images, you can have your technician use the guidelines below.


Click here to see the knee x-rays and MRIs that we will need


Click here to see the shoulder x-rays and MRIs that we will need

Foot & Ankle

Click here to see the ankle x-rays and MRIs that we will need

Step 3: Send us your medical images and information


Stone Clinic uses a free service called ShareFile to securely upload the original images from your imaging CD/DVD. To send us your records, first download either the Mac or Windows program by clicking the appropriate link below. 

Download for Mac

Download for Windows

Once you have successfully installed the ShareFile Medical Uploader program, open the program then copy & paste the following link in the “Paste the Request URL here” area >>>

By Mail

The Stone Clinic
Attention: Phone Consultation
3727 Buchanan Street, Suite 300
San Francisco CA 94123

To have your medical information returned after your phone consultation, please include a self-addressed FedEx shipping label including your FedEx account number or credit card information for shipment along with your package. 

Congratulations, you're done! Our Consultation Coordinator will contact you to confirm that all the materials have been received.

Still have questions?

Please contact our Consultation Coordinator:

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