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Dr. Kevin Stone

Sports Medicine
San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco, CA

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The Stone Clinic, 3727 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, CA
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Kevin R Stone, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgeon at The Stone Clinic and Chairman of the Stone Research Foundation in San Francisco. The Clinic treats athletes and people with arthritis and focuses on knee and shoulder injuries. The Foundation conducts research on advanced surgical techniques and tissue regeneration for orthopedic sports medicine. These efforts have led to improvements in cartilage replacement and regeneration, cruciate ligament repair and reconstruction, and techniques to prevent osteoarthritic degeneration. Dr. Stone has lectured around the world as an expert in cartilage and meniscal growth, replacement, and repair. He holds more than 50 U.S. patents on novel inventions to improve healthcare. Dr. Stone is the co-founder of ReGen Biologics, a publicly traded medical device company focused on meniscus regeneration. He is the Founder of Aperion Biologics, Inc, (formerly CrossCart, Inc) a venture capital funded medical device xenotransplantation company. Aperion has developed a technique for removing the antigens from pig tissues so they may be used in humans. The first xenograft device for reconstruction of ruptured cruciate ligaments (ACLs) has received FDA approval for human clinical trials. Dr. Stone is the Founder and Chairman of Joint Juice, Inc, a San Francisco-based nutraceutical beverage company. Joint Juice is the first beverage with a full day’s supply of glucosamine which is proven to reduce pain, act as an anti-inflammatory, and aid in cartilage repair without side effects. Joint Juice gained wide national distribution at Costco, Sam’s Club, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart after its first year of launch and is now the widest distributed supplement in America. Dr. Stone also founded Rescue Reel, Inc, which received the Popular Science Ten Best Inventions of the Year Award in 2009. Rescue Reel is the first successful personal escape device to permit people to escape buildings up to 100 stories. Dr. Stone is a physician for Smuin Ballet. He has served as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team, the U.S. Pro Ski Tour, the Honda Ski Tour, The Jeep 48 Straight Tour, the Old Blues Rugby Club, Lawrence Pech Dance Company, Marin Ballet, the modern pentathlon at the U.S. Olympic Festival, and for the United States Olympic Training Center. He was trained at Harvard in internal medicine and orthopedic surgery and Stanford in general surgery. His fellowship was in research at the Hospital for Special Surgery and in knee surgery in Lake Tahoe. Dr. Stone enjoys skiing, windsurfing, surfing, and biking. He especially enjoys time with his wife and two daughters.

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Sports Medicine

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Cartilage replacemen: It is possible to replace the meniscus cartilage and perform a stem cell paste graft for many patients who have been told they need a knee replacement... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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See orthopedist: If you have an ankle sprain that has been painful for several weeks and is not improving i would recommend seeing an orthopedist. An evaluation and a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Biking: Biking is a great way to help regain range of motion and strength after ACL reconstruction. Later in the rehab process, lunges and squats would be ap... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
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Cartilage transplant: It is possible to replace the meniscus cartilage and perform a stem cell paste graft for many patients who have been told they need a knee replacement... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
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Repair: Torn meniscus cartilages should be saved if at all possible. While exercising with a bike and a pool are usually safe, repair is preferred.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Immediately: Starting physical therapy immediately following a sprained ankle can expedite the healing response and get you back to function quicker. Our initial ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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CPM: A continuous passive motion machine is used to assist in knee flexion after surgery. Only certain surgeries require the use of the machine.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Rehabilitation: Saving the meniscus is always our first priority. If exercising with a torn meniscus then the bike and the pool are usually the safest.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Depends: Following an ACL reconstruction post tear, the rehab usually involves three months of regular physical therapy, then some follow up as needed. Our ph... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Varies: Prior to starting an exercise program for a rotator cuff, proper diagnosis from an md is necessary, as well as a physical thearpy evaluation to determ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
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Depends: Recovery times differ depending on the surgical procedure performed and also on the individual. We do recommend getting into your therapy program imm... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Variety: We believe it is important to begin your physical therapy immediately after the procedure to decrease swelling, improve tissue quality and range of mo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Splint: You should wear a thumb splint to immobilize the joint for a period of time. A dislocated thumb should be treated seriously as it is a very complicat... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
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Seek help: It is difficult to know why you are having ankle pain without an evaluation. I would recommend seeing a physical therapist to determine what might be... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Physical Therapy: A good physical therapy program focusing on soft tissue mobilization and muscle strengthening from the feet through the core really helps improve the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Depends: The knee joint requires ligament integrity for normal stability and function. The extent of the instability can be determined by your doctor who wou... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Cartilage repair: Yes. In arthritis the cartilage is often worn away and not replaced. Nutrition for the cartilage includes glucosamine and ha injections. Surgery ca... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Scar tissue: Initially, inflammation after the surgery will cause the stiffness. As inflammation subsides, the new tissue can be immature and fibrotic. Early int... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Strength training: Increasing the strength of your lower extremity muscles including your glutes, quads, and hamstrings, will provide stability to the knee to following ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
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Torn meniscus: If the meniscus tear is symptomatic it is usually best to repair it, the earlier the better, in order not to produce damage to the bearing surface of ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
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ROM exercises: Common range of motion (rom) exercises are heel slides, cycling, and wall slides. These are started early in physical therapy. More vigorous rom exe... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Repair: Depends on which type and what joint. Meniscus cartilages can be repaired or replaced, articular cartilage can be grafted with a paste graft techniqu... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
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Pool exercise: It is always best to train as an athlete every day and not as a patient rehabbing from an injury. There are many ways to modify exercise and strength... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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ACL rehabilitation: We believe all patients benefit from great pt after ACL treatment. It is best to mobilize the tissues early to reduce scar formation and to increase ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Yes: It is important to have a thorough physical therapy evaluation to determine what is impacting your sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Treatments should fo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Very Important: Physiotherapy is extremely important to regain mobility and strength of the knee, as well as to look at the entire kinetic chain from the ankle to the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Paste graft: If there is damage in the joint, surgical repair is possible with various techniques. We prefer articular cartilage paste grafting. Oral glucosamine... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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No: I would suggest seeing an orthopedist who can evaluate your hip. It should not hurt to take a step or to pop consistently.
A member asked:
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Varies: After any surgery there is usually some discomfort associated with swelling and the procedure performed. Icing, medication as needed and starting phy... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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YES: Total hip replacements are one of the most common procedures performed. Over 285,000 are performed yearly in the USA.
A 58-year-old member asked:
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Seek alternatives: I would suggest seeking advise from a highly skilled physical therapist who can assess your knee as well as the biomechanics of your pelvis, hip and a... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
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Yes with guidance: We would recommend having an evaluation by a physical therapist first before going back to the gym so they can evaluate and make an exercise program s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Depends: It is difficult to answer which exercises are appropriate for weak knees as it depends on muscle imbalances in one's pelvis and leg. We would recomm... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Yes: You can have a bulging disc in one or more areas of your spine.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Repair: Suture repair of the torn cartilage or trimming of the frayed edges is often successful at treating torn cartilages. Every effort to save as much of ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Sports Medicine
Varies: Everyone tends to recover at different rates and with varying degrees of pain tolerance. The most important aspects of post surgery rehabilitation ar... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Sports Medicine
Cartilage injuries: Damage to the meniscus cartilage and articular cartilage from trauma usually results in tears of the meniscus and defects in the articular cartilage.... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
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PT Can Be Helpful: Physical therapy can help the patient recover full range of motion, help decrease scar tissue that may be causing pain and limiting motion and help no... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Varies: The type of exercises that are beneficial for your type of injury is hard to determine without an evaluation of your mobility, strength and biomechan... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Cartilage transplant: It is possible to replace the meniscus cartilage and perform a stem cell paste graft for many patients who have been told they need a knee replacement... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
See MD: I would recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. He/she would be able to determine if it was the rotator cuff, the labrum, or other i... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
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Muscle compensation: It sounds like you have been compensating through your upper back, arms and neck since having your child (from holding her, daily child activities, po... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Physical therapy can help to reverse the curvature of your cervical spine. After the initial evulation the therapist will be able to determine your r... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Bone repair: Bone has a much better blood supply.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Motion: The common response is to improve range motion, decrease swelling, and decrease incidence of scar tissue while training as an athlete to become fitter... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Sports Medicine
ACL exercises: If the rest of the knee is healthy then squats are the single best exercise to rebuild knee strength after an acl.
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Sports Medicine
Find specialist: You will want to search for an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in a shoulder joint replacement. Make sure they have performed many of these surger... Read More
A member asked:
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Yes: Knee arthroscope surgery is very common. Usually it entails cleaning up the inside structures of the knee so the knee joint mechanically functions be... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stone is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stone is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I'm seeing an acupuncturist now, but the whole thing is annoying.I really miss my zumba classes! Thanks.
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Awards

Top Sports Medicine Specialist, Third Place, San Francisco Region - Winter
2015
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