Dr. Stone talks passionately about biologic knee replacements and more on ESPN radio: How to avoid bone on bone cartilage damage, how to repair it if you already have it and how to prevent Injuries. His interview begins at 30:39.
A story about Stone Clinic Bioknee patient, Elizabeth Thorstenson. Years without a meniscus had led to arthritis, meaning that at 39-years old she could barely walk without pain, let alone run or play with her kids."Both Stone and Thorstenson expect her to be back at full activity after the six-month recovery, a huge victory after being told she wouldn’t get better so many times."
A major triumph for a company founded by Kevin R. Stone, M.D. The Z-Lig™ is the first engineered biologic device for treatment of revision and multiligament anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee reconstruction to be granted a CE Mark or to be approved anywhere worldwide.
We're delighted to announce that Dr. Kevin Stone has once again been included in the annual list of best ambulatory surgery center physicians. Dr. Stone has been recognized not just for his clinical expertise but also for his vision and leadership in providing transformative outpatient solutions for same day surgical care.
What can you do if you’ve been diagnosed with arthritis but told to wait for a knee replacement? Is it possible to avoid a knee replacement altogether? The answer is: you can do plenty. Advancements in modern medicine mean that it is possible to rebuild a knee joint with biologic tissues rather than artificial materials to help relieve pain immediately and delay or even avoid the time in which an artificial joint replacement is necessary. Dr. Kevin Stone lists some dos and don'ts for how to avoid an artificial knee replacement.
The San Francisco Surgery Center (SFSC) acquired the world's first MAKOplasty robots for partial joint replacements in an outpatient surgery center. Jeff Wong, SFSC's Administrator, and orthopedic surgeon, Kevin R. Stone MD, discuss the benefits and challenges of incorporating this technology into a surgery center and where they believe robotics is headed.
Dec 2010 - Becker's Hospital Review. Knee surgeons were selected based on awards they received from major organizations in the field, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and positions of service at hospitals and surgery centers.
When a physical therapist adopts the motto "Fitter, Faster and Stronger," they have a lot to live up to—especially when applying said motto to a world champion freestyle skier, a professional dancer, a collegiate athlete, as well as the grandmother who wants to return to gardening and playing with her grandchildren.
Laura Keller MPT explains the challenges of rehabilitation for extreme athletes. “In more conventional sports like basketball, a player may suffer just an isolated anterior cruciate ligament injury or meniscal injury,” Keller explains, “but an extreme athlete is more likely to suffer the ‘terrible triad’ of the ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus. Some extreme athletes even experience a full knee dislocation, where all the ligaments of the entire knee are torn.”
The New York Times showcases the most advanced treatment for knees, featuring Dr. Stone’s articular cartilage paste grafting and meniscus allograft transplantation. Stone Clinic patients discuss their ability to return to sports quickly after successful treatment.
This medical-industry newsletter evaluates Dr. Stone’s research on meniscus sizing and states, “Considering such variables could offer tissue banks and surgeons a faster, cost-effective method for determining meniscal sizing compared to imaging techniques."
Our unique regenerative approach to healing joints and repairing arthritis can get you back to the activities you love, without compromise. You’ll be fitter, faster and stronger than you have been in years.
Articular cartilage is the smooth, bearing surface covering all joints. When damaged, it usually fails to heal on its own—but with novel treatments, it can be fixed. That said, here are some of the ways that attempted repairs have gone wrong.
The goal of ACL surgery is to stabilize the knee joint, return it to normal mechanical function, and permit the athlete to resume sports without a deficit. Here are the most common reasons I see failures and what can be done about it.
Microfracture—the surgical procedure during which small holes are made in joint bones—has resulted in successful temporary repairs for thousands of injured athletes. Unfortunately, the repaired tissues often wore out—leading to more joint pain.