Kevin R. Stone, MD


Kevin R. Stone, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Kevin R. Stone M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon at The Stone Clinic and the Chairman of the Stone Research Foundation. He has lectured around the world as an expert in cartilage and meniscal growth, repair and replacement. Dr. Stone has pioneered new ways to address biologic and bionic (artificial) joint replacement. He and his clinic (The Stone Clinic in San Francisco) developed the first collagen scaffold for re-growing the meniscus cartilage, the first techniques for replacing the meniscus in an arthritic knee, the first method to humanize animal tissue for use as ligaments in ACL replacement, the first stem cell cartilage paste graft for re-growing articular cartilage inside injured joints, and the first glucosamine beverage for joint health. Dr. Stone pioneered outpatient MAKO robotic partial knee replacement and opened The Robotic Joint Center at The Stone Clinic in San Francisco dedicated to partial and total outpatient joint replacements. His work has led to multiple awards, publications, grants, approximately 50 issued US patents and initiated multiple start-up companies. As an orthopaedic surgeon, he has served the U.S. Ski Team, the U. S. Pro Ski Tour, the Marin Ballet, the Smuin Ballet, the modern Pentathlon at the U.S. Olympic Festival, and for the U.S. Olympic Training Center. He was trained at Harvard in internal medicine and orthopaedic surgery and at Stanford in general surgery.

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