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Knee Injury Treatments

How to avoid a total knee replacement with a BioKnee

At the Stone Clinic in San Francisco we've developed an alternative to joint replacement that we call BIOKNEE. http://www.stoneclinic.com/bioknee If you've got a painful knee either because you've got arthritis or you've lost the meniscus cartilage, we can put back in the biological tissues that you've lost. We can put back in a new meniscus cartilage from a donor, we graft your damaged articular cartilage with your own bone and cartilage and stem cells and we recreate those new surfaces biologically rather than with artificial materials. www.stoneclinic.come and cartilage and stem cells and we recreate those new surfaces biologically rather than with artificial materials.

Meniscus Transplant: How it works

If you've lost the meniscus cartilage inside your knee, that's the key shock absorber in the knee, at The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, Dr. Kevin Stone has
developed a technique for replacing the meniscus cartilage using donor tissue. This will give you back your shock absorber and away a lot of the pain from acute injuries as well as from fairly significant arthritis. http://www.stoneclinic.com

Shoulder Injury Treatments

What is a rotator cuff? How do you repair it?

If you're having shoulder pain, it is often due to an injury of the rotator cuff tendons that drive the arm up-and-down and make your arm work. When the tendons are torn, they pull away from the bone. At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, http://www.stoneclinic.com Dr. Kevin Stone is able to fix this injury by pulling the tendons back and anchor them into place. It is done as an arthroscopic outpatient procedure. It's best to repair this injury as early as you can to save yourself from developing arthritis. Set up a complimentary phone consult to find out if this procedure will work for you. http://www.stoneclinic.com/schedule-complimentary-phone-consultation-or-book-appointment

Shoulder Dislocation Repair

If you've dislocated your shoulder, it means it came right out of the joint, tearing the ligaments at the front of the shoulder. At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, http://www.stoneclinic.com we can repair these shoulder ligaments as an out patient procedure and you can prevent this from happening again.

Ankle Injury Treatments

Please! Don't cut open that ruptured Achilles!

At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, we've seen athletes make a full recovery from a ruptured Achilles. http://www.stoneclinic.com/achilles-tendon The way we treat the injury is different from most other places, (including the clinic that operated on Kobe Bryant). The most common approach is to open up the wound, unfortunately losing valuable cells and growth factors that the body has produced around the injury site to begin the repair process.

We treat the rupture with a percutaneous technique of suture repair through small portals. This way, we reduce scarring and risk of infection and most importantly, we take advantage of the body's own natural ability to heal itself. A detailed physical therapy program following surgery is essential to encourage full healing and return to competitive sports. Our results of percutaneous Achilles tendon repair have been superb, with only 6 traumatic re-ruptures in twenty years of repairs.

Twisted ankle repair - the best approach

If you've been repeatedly twisting your ankle, you've probably ruptured the key stabilizer in your ankle. At the Stone Clinic in San Francisco, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Stone can repair this ligament with a very small incision.

Joint Health

Fix a meniscus to avoid arthritis
A recent study suggested that meniscus surgery doesn't help. Studies can be misleading. Even small losses of meniscus tissue lead to big changes in force concentration on the tibia (shin bone) and eventually arthritis.
Data everywhere, and nowhere to hide. In the bad old days, you got injured, and you didn’t tell anyone. You usually recovered. Lived to play another day. Until you couldn’t. Today, you get injured; you could be monitored, measured, uploaded and reported to everyone. You might not be allowed to play. You are “protected”, maybe even blacklisted. Which scenario is better?
If you want to be treated with a better than 75% chance of success—and if you value excellence as much as kindness—I suggest you demand that creativity be part of the doctor’s repertoire.
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.

Stone, K.R., A. Freyer, T. Turek, A.W. Walgenbach, S. Wadhwa, and J. Crues. 2007.

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