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Complimentary phone consultation

Can we fix your joint injury? If you don't live near us, here's an easy way to find out.

If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please book an appointment to see us in person. If, like many of our patients, you don't live in the Bay Area, we offer a complimentary phone (or Skype) consultation service.
There is no fee for the consultation; however, we ask that you make a tax-deductible donation to the Stone Research Foundation, a separate 501(C)(3) non-profit entity dedicated to sports medicine and arthritis research, education, and training. You can learn more about the Foundation at

Phone consultation instructions


If you have any questions or need help completing the steps below, please contact our Consultation Coordinator:

Step 1

Phone Consultation Form

Kindly fill out this form with information about your injury and treatment history: Click Here

Step 2

Collect and prepare your images and documents

Medical Documents

If you have had previous surgery in the affected location, please include operative photos and operative reports. 

Current MRIs and X-rays

Your MRIs and X-rays must have been taken within the last year to be used, as well as any typed radiology reports that you may have that accompany those images. If you do not yet have these images, you can have your technician use the guidelines below.


Click here to see the knee x-rays and MRIs that we will need


Click here to see the shoulder x-rays and MRIs that we will need

Foot & Ankle

Click here to see the ankle x-rays and MRIs that we will need

Step 3

Send us your medical images and information


We use a service that is free to you called image32 to upload the original images for your imaging CD/DVD as well as collect relevant medical history information.

The required items stated above may be submitted via Image32 by clicking the following button. Please note that after signing up, you will be brought directly to the Image Upload tab. To upload your medical files, please select the "Files" tab from the top menu navigation.



By Mail

The Stone Clinic
Attention: Phone Consultation
3727 Buchanan Street, Suite 300
San Francisco CA 94123

To have your medical information returned after your phone consultation, please include a self addressed FedEx shipping label including your FedEx account number or credit card information for shipment along with your package. 

Congratulations, you're done! Our medical administrative assistant will contact you to schedule your Phone Consultation.

Still have questions?

Please contact our Consultation Coordinator:

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