About the Practice
Over the past 23 years, Dr. Stone has established a busy total joint and general orthopaedic surgery practice with more than 1000 new patients a year and over 300 operative procedures yearly that routinely consists of more than 150 total knee and hip replacements. Dr. Stone’s focus in total joint replacement for primary cases (patients without prior hip or knee replacement surgery) is in biologic fixation of the implant directly to the bone with ingrowth of the patient’s own bone and osteoporosis treatment. It does this without the use of plastic cement grout. The failure, loosening or fracture of the plastic cement is one of the primary reasons why total joints last an average of fifteen years regardless of the type of bone replacement. This cementless fixation uses modular components without disturbing the implant bonded to the patient’s bone. This can be easily revised by changing the contact bearing surfaces if excessive wear occurs.
Advancements in Osteoporosis Treatment
Dr. Stone pioneered two other recent advances in Southeast Florida joint replacement surgery, minimal incision and computer-assisted total joint replacement surgery. Since 2001, Dr. Stone has routinely performed minimally invasive total hip replacement through a muscle splitting rather than a muscle cutting or transection technique, and he began muscle sparing minimally invasive total knee replacement in 2004. Both of these techniques promote faster recovery by less soft tissue and muscle damage during surgery. In 2005, Dr. Stone found navigation a useful adjunct to the exact precision placement of the total joint components by adding real time computer assisted surgery to his minimally invasive procedures.
Recent Developments at Stone Orthopaedics
A recent development in Dr. Stone’s practice is the hip resurfacing system, a newly released procedure in the United States. Boynton Rehabilitation appointed Dr Stone medical director of their Rapid Recovery Unit. Also, Dr. Stone’s office offers state-of-the-art privacy protection with high tech, paperless, electronic medical records and digitalized, electronic x-rays with computerized preoperative planning for total joint replacement utilizing digitalized joint component computerized templates.
Extensive Education and Training
Dr. Stone completed a fellowship in Hip and Knee Implant Surgery at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital in June, 1983. While at Columbia-Presbyterian, Dr. Stone performed and/or supervised over 500 Hip and Knee Total Joint Replacement procedures with renowned physicians, amongst them the late Dr. Frank Stinchfield who brought Total Hip Replacement to the United States from England. After finishing two clinical total joint replacement studies with Dr. Stinchfield, Dr. Stone moved to Florida and began his surgical practice at JFK Medical Center in January, 1984. One of his studies was published twice in Orthopaedic Transactions. Dr. Stone presented this study at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting in California and in the winter of 1984 at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach for the Eastern Orthopaedic Association. The Association gave Dr. Stone one of its four awards for the best United States Senior Resident Research in 1984.
* General Orthopaedics
* Hip Replacement
We are pleased to have you as a patient. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact The Bone Clinic and our trained staff will assist you in any way possible.