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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.
Athletic Approach to Knee Replacement
Artificial knee replacement surgery used to mean the reduction of sports activities like golf, swimming, and cycling. Yet with severe arthritis affecting younger and younger people, we are currently pushing the envelope of sports participation with joint replacements and learning as we go.
Mikaela Shiffrin Sports Performance
Mikaela Shiffrin has brought ski racing to an entirely new level. Her extreme focus and total life commitment dwarf those of all other competitors. Is this what it takes to win?
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...

Kevin R. Stone · Jonathan R. Pelsis · Scott T. Surrette · Ann W. Walgenbach · Thomas J. Turek 

Stone, K.R., Pelsis J.R., Adelson W.S., Walgenbach, A.W. 2010.

Meniscus transplant and articular cartilage repair