Arthritis and injury grind down millions of joints, but few get the best remedy — real biological tissue. Kevin Stone shows a treatment that sidesteps the high costs and donor shortfall of human-to-human transplants with a novel use of animal tissue. (Recorded at TED University 2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 6:52) Watch […]Continue reading
Why you should listen
Orthopedic surgeon Kevin Stone knows mobility means more than just where you go -- it's the foundation for a fulfilling daily life. (True whether you're an athlete or not.) His Stone Clinic specializes in "biologic knee replacement": replacing damaged joint parts, not with artificial components, but with lab-grown tissue and parts from human donors. He and team are spearheading new techniques that use animal tissue but avoid the complications associated with animal-to-human transplantations.
Stone has consulted publications such as The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek as a medical expert; he has contributed to TV programs such as ESPN's "Treating Athletes in the New Millennium" and The Discovery Channel.
What others say
“We can re-grow these surfaces biologically. Why isn't that good enough? There's not enough donor cycles. ... The solution is animal tissue.” — Kevin Stone