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Building SuperHumans
It is a heady time in the world of human empowerment. We are seeing technologies that can alter our genetic code, augment our brainpower, enhance our physique, and extend our lives.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 20th, 2018
The Great Stem Cell Divide
Stem cell therapies are sprouting like weeds. This is a good thing. The medical community is rushing into the biologic sciences, opening up the field of stimulating tissues to heal—rather than suppressing them with steroids, anti-inflammatories, or joint replacement surgeries. Here is my take on where the field is now and where it is going.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on March 6th, 2018
Range of Motion
Joint health and flexibility affect not only our mobility, but our quality of life.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on October 21st, 2016
Curvature of the leg bones don’t always need dramatic surgical operations. Replacing and repairing the missing shock absorbers makes more sense.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on August 8th, 2016
Hard to reach, the Posterior Cruciate Ligament was often ignored or left ruptured after injury. New techniques now permit effective reconstruction.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on July 5th, 2016
The knee can be a strange orchestra, producing a bewildering variety of sounds. Dr. Kevin R. Stone provides a key for interpreting the notes of the knee symphony and understanding the messages the knee is trying to send you.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on June 21st, 2016
Live long and let your joints prosper. Well-managed exercise—even running—can have real benefits for those with arthritic knee pain or joint replacement.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on June 14th, 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
Our ability to read the human genome quickly and cheaply is about to transform modern orthopedic surgery. Get ready for customized treatments.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 10th, 2016
Gone are the days when knee replacement surgery was almost as bad as the arthritis itself. The past year has brought vastly improved procedures, creating bionic patients in an outpatient surgery setting.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 18th, 2016
Avoid joint replacement
You are told you have knee arthritis. The advice the doctor gives you is to go home, rest your knee, take anti-inflammatory drugs, lose some weight, wait until you are older and then get an artificial knee replacement. This advice is awful. Here's why.
Hamstring Tear
The dreaded “hammy” is the tearing of the muscle or tendon fibers of the powerful hamstring muscles at the back of the leg. It’s dreaded because the pain is sharp, and the recovery can be long. Here is what’s known and what’s new:
Lebron James & Steph Curry
You watch the ball. I watch the knees. Here is what I see:
July 14th, 2015
In light of Wes Matthews and other NBA athletes suffering Achilles ruptures, Dr. Stone speaks to Mavs Moneyball, a...
April 27th, 2016
Dr Stone talking about Steph Curry's injury and the Warrior's season.
December 11th, 2014
"A few select orthopedic surgeons and researchers around the country are pioneering alternate cartilage...

Kevin R. Stone · Jonathan R. Pelsis · Scott T. Surrette · Ann W. Walgenbach · Thomas J. Turek 

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