Conditions

  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscus Injuries and Tears
  • Cartilage Injuries and Defects
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteoarthritis
    • Extensor Tendon Injuries: Quadriceps and Patellar Tendon
    • Thrower’s Shoulder/Little League Shoulder
    • Sports Related injuries to the shoulder
    • Labral Tears and SLAP Tears
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Bone loss of the glenoid and humerus (transplants, coracoid transfer/Latarjet)
    • Rotator Cuff Tears
    • Biceps Tendonitis and Instability
    • Acromioclavicular Joint Sprains and Dislocations
    • Acromioclavicular Arthritis and Osteolysis
    • Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cartilage Defects of the Shoulder
    • Clavicle Fractures
    • Failed Prior Shoulder Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cartilage Repair & Restoration
  • Primary and Revision Ligament Reconstruction (eg, ACL)
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscus Replacement
    • Cartilage Transplants (Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation, Microfracture, BioCartilage, Osteochondral Allografts, Osteochondral Autografts)
    • Osteotomies of the femur and tibia
    • Patellar Instability and Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
    • Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Stabilization Procedures
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Biologic Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Tears
    • Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Rotator Cuff Arthropathy

About

Austin V. Stone, MD, PhD, a knee and shoulder specialist, earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a fellowship in sports medicine at the Rush University School of Medicine in Chicago. During his residency, he earned his PhD in molecular medicine and translational sciences with a focus on meniscal injury and osteoarthritis.

Dr. Stone’s goals are treating musculoskeletal injuries and disease to restore an active lifestyle. He has a significant background and training in advanced orthobiologics for treatment of sports injuries and early arthritic disease. Dr. Stone has conducted extensive research on the early mechanisms of cartilage and meniscus injury that lead to osteoarthritis. His additional research interests include orthopaedic clinical outcomes, overhead athlete injuries and cycling injury and performance.

Personal Statement

I am an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine physician who enjoys taking care of athletes and active individuals of all ages. I specialize in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine conditions of the shoulder, elbow and knee, in addition to cartilage injuries and the use of orthobiologics.  As an avid cyclist and runner, I am committed to helping my patients restore an active lifestyle through excellence in musculoskeletal care, continued participation in state-of-art orthopaedic research and dedication to sports medicine.

I enjoy being involved in the community and most enjoy time spent with my family. 

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Patient Stories

    “I had to get back on my feet.”“I had to get back on my feet.”

    Allie Law always loved caring for people. Allie balanced her studies in nursing school with competitive cheering as a member of the University of Kentucky Cheerleading team—but everything came tumbling down when she got injured as nursing clinicals were about to begin. Allie’s trainers rallied together to get her the medical care, diagnosis and treatments she needed.

    Read Allie Law’s story »

    “I still had to be a mom.”"I still had to be a mom."

    Nurse practitioner Geri Sipe has always been an active mom to her 9- and 13-year-old kids. She loves sports and so do they. But one summer night, a friendly game turned dangerous. After an injury shooting hoops, the news wasn’t good. Geri had ruptured her ACL and had multiple lateral and medial meniscus tears. But knee surgery got Geri back on the road to recovery, eager to get back on her feet.

    Read Geri Sipe’s story »

    Miko McFarland

    Back in the Saddle

    Professional trick and stunt rider Miko McFarland competed throughout the Midwest and performed in the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, but continued to have severe knee pain from a previous injury. Dr. Austin Stone used a surgical technique that took the pressure off Miko’s knee. This allowed her to return to riding and discover a new sport of competitive archery.

    Read Miko McFarland’s story »
     


    Ryan Crowley

    “I wanted to recover the right way”

    Ryan was snowboarding with his family in Colorado when he injured his knee, but he waited to get back to Lexington to be seen because he knew he wanted to be treated by UK HealthCare orthopaedic surgery & sports medicine specialist, Austin Stone, MD.

    Read Ryan Crowley’s story »

     

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Training & Education

Degree

MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
PhD, Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Fellowship

Sports Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Insurance Information

Insurance policies can vary widely. Please check with your doctor/clinic for specific insurance information before your visit or procedure to avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs.

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Ratings & Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Excellent experience

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    Dr Stone is absolutely the best. I trust his knowledge. He is always very kind and answers any questions I may have.

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    As much as I hate going to the Dr, I don't mind going there.

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    Holly and Austin are rockstars!

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    I've already been recommending Dr Stone and UK
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      My care with Dr Austin Stone's office has been awesome!!
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      Doctor stone is worst doctor ever be seen he thinks to smart only now what he thinks and didn't care listen to me the patient
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      Great experience. Doctor was very friendly.
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      He is a self centered know it all that got mad because I didn't agree with his actions he wanted to do.i have prior surgery on same diagnosis and he became angry and stormed out of room.he stated he will not do surgery and said I'm done then stormed out of room like a child because I didn't want to do it his way
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      The doctor/pa did not discuss my return to play in basketball, which is why I am with a sports doctor. I have emailed for guidance and have not heard back.
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      Dr. Stone is always straightforward and we love that about him.
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      Dr. Stone presented the findings, treatment options and was supportive of my decision.
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      Dr. Mair has shown concern and intrigue with my nagging injury and it brought comfort that he was will seek a peer opinion, Dr. Stone to help get the issue resolved.
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      Dr Stone and his PA were awesome
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      Always very efficient, and professional
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      Had no bad experience.
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      Great
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      Dr. Stone is great. He listens. I never feel like he is trying to rush me out or hurry things along. He answers all my questions.
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      Wait time sucks.
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      We were very pleased with the whole appointment
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      In all I am highly satisfied with this appointment
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      I always talk about how great UK is with their patients
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      Dr. Gabbard was very personable and had an excellent bedside manner.
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      Dr Stone is awesome!
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      I was very impressed by this doctor. He was very knowledgeable , and shared information in a way I could understand. He took time to review my record and decided a MRI would give more information to guide my care. I really appreciated this and I felt well cared for by this doctor.
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      Love Dr Stone amazing surgeon
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      Dr. Stone and Amer were great in my examination and explaining my condition
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      Good
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      Excellent doctor/patient interaction
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      He was very informative of my issues and ways to help them.
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      Great experience
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      Outstanding.
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      Dr Stone is an outstanding physician. I appreciate all that he has done so that I can have the active lifestyle I want!