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Shoulder Patient Testimonials

Shoulder rotator cuff, labrum tear patient testimonial

At 16, William Steck broke his collarbone in an ice hockey accident. However, the injury had in fact caused more damage than just this. After a series of further injuries, (shoulder separations and dislocations) the pain and weakness in his shoulder was too great to ignore. He couldn't pick up his backpack, or throw a football without pain. Dr. Stone stitched up his labrum and rotator cuff, drained excess fluid and removed a bone fragment. The first day after surgery, William noticed that his shoulder felt "more a part of my shoulder than it had been in three years". During physical therapy he says "I almost cried when I did my first throwing exercise and could throw and catch a 2lb weight with no pain. It was just the best feeling in the world." Find out if we can help you. Set up a complimentary phone consultation. http://www.stoneclinic.com/schedule-complimentary-phone-consultation-or-book-appointment.

Shoulder injury patient testimonial - 3 months post op.

Patient broke humerus and tore his rotator cuff in a bike crash. "Two weeks ago," he says "only 2 and a half months out I went on the most grueling, punishing rocky downhill ride I've ever been on and I've been riding bikes since I was 20 ...... didn't bother my shoulder at all and I was just blown away."

Ankle surgery patient testimonials

Ankle instability treated with Brostrom procedure

We fixed Victoria's chronic instability in her ankle after 2006 fall, she was treated with brostrom procedure. (Patient has been with the Stone Clinic for 5 years. Has also had a successful partial knee replacement.)

Performed by Kevin R. Stone MD, The Stone Clinic, San Francisco www.stoneclinic.com

BioAnkle - Ankle paste graft surgery for arthritis patient testimonial

Ankle arthritis paste graft treatment of traumatic ankle arthritis. 6 month post surgery.

Performed by Kevin R. Stone MD, The Stone Clinic, San Francisco www.stoneclinic.com

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Legal Olympic Doping
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July 14th, 2015
In light of Wes Matthews and other NBA athletes suffering Achilles ruptures, Dr. Stone speaks to Mavs Moneyball, a...
April 27th, 2016
Dr Stone talking about Steph Curry's injury and the Warrior's season.
December 11th, 2014
"A few select orthopedic surgeons and researchers around the country are pioneering alternate cartilage...

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

Meniscus transplant and articular cartilage repair

A new treatment to replace the entire cartilage surface