• 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


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 »


Training & Education


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


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


Sports Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.81 out of 5
15 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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    Explained everything great

    Patient Review

    One thing that drives me a bit crazy is that Dr. Stone makes reference to the fact that I am not interested in surgery, which is not a correct statement. During a prior visit, he referred me to an orthopedic surgeon, and the surgeon said that my condition is not sufficiently advanced to warrant surgery and that given my age, a full knee replacement would be premature. So, it's not that I am uninterested, but rather, that I have been advised against it. I feel like the doctors operate within their own silos and fail to communicate when they are caring for the same patient.

    Patient Review

    I am very satisfied with my 1st meeting with Dr Stone. I am confident that I am in good hands.

    Patient Review

    Dr. Stone is very good at listening and answering in detail all questions I brought.

    Patient Review

    I had an excellent visit, my providers took time to explain why I was having symptoms and to explain the options I had for management.
    • Patient Review

      We mentioned that our physical therapist had wanted to talk to him more than once, but he never addressed that.
    • Patient Review

      Dr Stone and his PA are the best. I will only go and see them,my hey have all my trust.
    • Patient Review

      Very very ptofessional
    • Patient Review

      Dr Austin Stone is the best
    • Patient Review

      Dr. Stone took the time to thoroughly answer my questions and has taken my care seriously.
    • Patient Review

      Dr.Austin Stone was very compassionate and kind to me and my children at my visit. He had great bedside manners.Wonderful doctor!
    • Patient Review

      Very good
    • Patient Review

      I feel that the issues I am having with my knee was brushed off... Continually have problems with my knee but was always meet with responses like, muscle weakness and early signs of osteoporosis even though physical therapist refute that.
    • Patient Review

      I think he did a great job on my shoulder and would highly recommend him to family and friends. 5 stars I was going to rate him but couldn't figure the website out.
    • Patient Review

      I had a great experience and left confident that my injury would heal nicely with their plan.