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ACL Surgery: Where the Problems Are
The ACL is the key stabilizer of the knee and is torn 300,000 times a year in the U.S. alone. The treatment of these torn ligaments has evolved in some ways, but not so much in others. Here is what we know today.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on July 22nd, 2018
Red The Color of Life
Red is the color. So much depends on red. Healthy red blood is the essence of all tissues and even the determinant of the health of bone. I look at life through this prism and notice the shades suggestive of this injury or that disease. I read those signals to predict outcomes.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 25th, 2018
ACL Injury
ACL injuries may not be as notorious as concussions, but they’re a wider threat.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on August 31st, 2016
Standardized care is not always the best care. What we really need is an agile medical system that values innovation.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 20th, 2016
ACL injuries are more devastating to the knee then previously thought—and the tools for replacing the ACL produce their own problems. But there is hope. Here is an update from the leading ACL surgeons’ conference, just held in Sweden.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on March 29th, 2016
The risk of injury is a constant factor in our active lives. But we chose to put that out of our minds until we’re forced to confront it. At what point do we confront these risks, and hope? READ MORE from Dr. Kevin Stone.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on February 3rd, 2016
The Golden State Warriors, and star Steph Curry, may seem like superheroes—but they’re human beings with human parts. He’s what their knees endure during each game, and why (barring injury) they're able to handle it with such finesse.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on January 21st, 2016
When a professional dancer hears the dreaded “pop” of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, he or she might imagine that they’ll never perform again. However, modern treatment and healing techniques can make what seems like miraculous recoveries.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on November 17th, 2015
Some thoughts and tips about maximizing your enjoyment while minimizing possible injuries, from former US Ski Team and Pro Tour orthopedic surgeon Kevin R. Stone.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on November 3rd, 2015
Knee ligament injuries, ACL-LCL-PCL-MCL-PCL-ALL
An ACL tear is a common knee injury. But what about injuries to the knee's other ligaments? Unfortunately,they are often missed.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on February 18th, 2015
To cut, or not to cut? To repair, or to let heal? To rehab without fixing? To live with imperfect parts? Each of these questions is faced every day by surgeons and their patients. Here are a few decisions about incisions.
Mind, Body, Gut Connection
Gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free…all these variations of diets originally designed to address irritable bowels are exploding—apparently, because people’s bowels are now explosive. Celiac, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and their relatives are being diagnosed more frequently than ever. As a society, Americans are becoming both more mindful and more stressed. Could these be linked through the gut?
Ski Injury
Top skier breaks her leg. Doctor fixes it, gives her narcotics, and sends her home. She’s told to come back in two weeks for a checkup and have the rod taken out in a year. Doctor moves on to the next patient. What is wrong with this picture?
July 14th, 2015
In light of Wes Matthews and other NBA athletes suffering Achilles ruptures, Dr. Stone speaks to Mavs Moneyball, a...
July 11th, 2018
Dr. Stone gives the nation running tips on how to avoid pain while protecting your joints.
April 27th, 2016
Dr Stone talking about Steph Curry's injury and the Warrior's season.

Stone, K.R., A.W. Walgenbach, A. Freyer, T.J. Turek, and D.P. Speer. 2006.

Stone, K.R., A.W. Walgenbach, A. Freyer, T.J. Turek, and D.P. Speer. 2006.