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Non-operative treatments

Physical therapy & rehabilitation

Physical therapy is an essential part of joint treatment; therefore the physical therapy team at The Stone Clinic is an integral part of our practice. In our experience, following a great physical therapy program makes a huge difference to how people heal. In some cases, physical therapy can help you avoid surgery altogether. We seek to reduce pain using non-operative physical therapy in the first instance. We use surgical correction only when required.

Nutrition & supplements

Eating well maximizes performance and recovery time and maintains overall health. It also helps with weight management. Optimizing your weight is the single best step you can take to prevent joint damage and prolong an active lifestyle.

Rehabilitation protocols

Our rehab protocols have been carefully developed by our Physical Therapy team along with Dr. Stone. We focus on attaining post operative goals along with full realization of functional and athletic goals. We rehab our patients to become StoneFit whenever possible: fitness is: strength, agility, balance, proprioception, cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, flexibility, power, coordination, and accuracy better than the patient has been in years.

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.
Soccer Makes Us Dumber
Why is it that the fun and satisfaction of participating in sports overwhelms our recognition that they could significantly destroy our body, be it the knee or the brain?
Hamstring Tear
The dreaded “hammy” is the tearing of the muscle or tendon fibers of the powerful hamstring muscles at the back of the leg. It’s dreaded because the pain is sharp, and the recovery can be long. Here is what’s known and what’s new:
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.W. Walgenbach, T.J. Turek, A. Freyer, and M.D. Hill. 2006.

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