The Stone Clinic Method
We regenerate and rebuild, rather than replace with metals and plastics. We take a biologic approach to treating joint injuries and arthritis, preserving as much of the natural biology of the joint as possible, often rebuilding with donor tissue, in order to avoid or delay a joint replacement.
In this new “anabolic era” of joint repair, we can stimulate and augment the body’s own natural healing response using injections of growth factors derived from biologic sources.
World-renowned orthopaedic surgeon, Kevin R. Stone, MD, leads the clinic. He is passionate about improving surgical techniques and finding new ways to speed up healing.
Physical Rehabilitation: an Integral Part of our Practice
We fix the person, not just the joint.
By integrating physical rehabilitation into our practice, we help patients heal faster. Our onsite rehab team carefully coordinates a comprehensive treatment program and tailors it to fit your lifestyle and activity goals. Our goal is to have our patients return to activity fitter, faster, and stronger than they were before they were injured. Everybody at the clinic works passionately to ensure that happens.
Everything In One Place
We’re set up to handle every step of your care from diagnosis, to outpatient surgery (if you need it) to onsite physical rehabilitation. No more bouncing from place to place. The clinic offers same-day onsite diagnosis with a complete physical exam, in-office digital x-ray, and extremity MRI, if necessary.
Being told to “stop your activities, take painkillers, and wait until you need a joint replacement” is outdated and unacceptable.
Changing the Arthritis Paradigm
The way we see it, the current standard of care for osteoarthritis is failing patients. Being told to “stop your activities, take painkillers and wait until you need a joint replacement” is outdated and unacceptable. It is possible to repair and prevent some types of osteoarthritis. For more than 30 years, The Stone Clinic has used bioactive factors and tissue-engineering procedures to treat cartilage damage and correct the cause of arthritic wear.
Our Pioneering Spirit
We simply do not settle for doing things the way they have always been done in orthopaedic surgery. We are driven to innovate: to invent tools to make surgery more efficient, to design more effective procedures, and to find ways to accelerate the healing process. We strive constantly to improve our patients’ experience.
Injury as an Opportunity
We acknowledge that an injury is a setback in the short term, but we encourage you to see it as a long-term opportunity. If you focus on how it happened, how it can be fixed, and how it can be prevented next time, you’ll become a smarter athlete, less likely to be injured. And most importantly, if you use The Stone Clinic rehab team to optimize your strength, range of motion, gait, and fitness conditioning, you can return to being a better athlete than you have been in years. Hear directly from our patients sharing their recovery stories.
Teaming Up With You
To ensure the best possible results, we encourage you to share responsibility in your own recovery through a partnership with our team. Naturally, you expect a lot from us but we expect a lot from you too! We invite you to strike a bargain with us; we’ll give our best effort surgically including all the post-surgery advice and rehab resources, while you truly dedicate yourself to using these tools to achieve your goals. Partnering with us is absolutely the best way to get the result you want.
Heal biologically. If you are looking for an alternative to a total knee replacement, consider our BioKnee program which rebuilds knees without the use of artificial implants.
The BioKnee® program combines Dr. Kevin Stone's most innovative surgical procedures to create a revolutionary treatment for arthritis. The program has permitted hundreds of people with moderate to severe arthritis to stay active and delay or avoid a total knee replacement.
Kevin R. Stone, MD is one of the world’s leading experts in meniscus transplantation and a pioneer of biologic orthopaedic techniques.
For over 30 years, he and his team have specialized in giving people back their vital meniscus shock absorbers, keeping the knee moving naturally and reducing the likelihood of a total knee replacement.
The Robotic Joint Center at The Stone Clinic is an international destination for robotic-assisted surgery for athletic total and partial knee replacement.
We have patients now running triathlons and (ultra)marathons, climbing mountains, skiing a hundred days a year on their replaced parts inside their knee. The groundbreaking innovations in robotic surgery are redefining the limits of our athletes and expanding the expectations of what is possible after knee replacement.
If you are looking for an alternative to an ankle fusion or ankle replacement procedure, consider our BioAnkle® which biologically rebuilds injured and arthritic ankles without the use of artificial implants, plates, or screws.
We’ve recorded hundreds of videos to help you protect your joints and play forever. Our library contains overviews of our biologic treatments, patient recovery stories, injury prevention advice, fitness & performance tips, and much more.
Described as a "gift to his patients" this short, weekly column written by Dr. Stone provides the latest expert insight on sports, performance, & orthopaedic care.
If you’re not sure what might be wrong with your joint, our self-diagnosis tool for the knee, shoulder, and ankle is a good place to start. It won’t replace a real doctor and cannot give a definitive diagnosis but it may help you better understand your symptoms.
Dr. Stone developed these joint-saving guides to help you preserve your natural tissues and extend your active life.
Download the Saving My Ankle Guide Here
Download the Saving My Knee Guide Here