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Articular Cartilage

Arthritis is preventable. Yet until recently most people thought it was inevitable. Here are some examples of how to best treat your injured knee.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on July 12th, 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
Though usually self-healing in the young, a tongue-twisting condition called Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) can mean more serious trouble for adolescents. Advances in knee surgery may move this injury, like many others, into the “curable” realm.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on January 27th, 2016
Mesenchymal stem cells labeled with fluorescence molecules
Stem cell-based therapies, in which the body’s own cells are stimulated to contribute to the repair process, are enormously promising in all areas of medicine, including articular cartilage regeneration. Yet our understanding of stem cells continues to evolve.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 28th, 2015
Why microfracture fails
Microfracture is a surgical technique used to repair damaged articular cartilage by making multiple small holes in the surface of the joint to stimulate a healing response. Unfortunately, it's prone to failure. Here's why.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on February 7th, 2015
How to run forever by fixing your joint injury
"Doc, does running hurt my knee?" The answer is no. Injury hurts your knee. If you're a runner, or if you're considering taking up running, here are some insights to help you protect your knees.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on September 14th, 2014
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.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 18th, 2014
Some tissues are best treated with surgical repair as soon as is practical.
Traditionally, conservative care meant non-operative care. However, these days, conservative care often means that the insurance company has only authorized physical therapy or medications. This is not necessarily in your best interest.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 22nd, 2014
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We like to do everything possible to rebuild the knee joint with biologic tissues rather than artificial materials to help delay the time in which an artificial joint replacement is necessary.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on October 8th, 2013
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We like to do everything possible to rebuild the knee joint with biologic tissues rather than artificial materials to help delay the time in which an artificial joint replacement is necessary.
Youth Football ACL Injury
What do you expect to get from your surgical care? No one really asks this question, yet the answer determines your satisfaction. Surprisingly, the answers you receive from your surgeon, your physical therapist, your fitness trainer, and your coach may differ.
Insights on Ski Bindings
Most ski bindings have not changed in thirty years. When bindings comply with international safety standards, they do a brilliant job of reducing tibia fractures. However, these fractures account for only 3% of all skiing injuries, while ACL injuries have risen to 20% of skiing injuries. Surprisingly, bindings are not designed to protect the ACL while skiing. Over time, skis have changed in both shape and length—so what is the problem with designing bindings in relation to the ACL?
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...

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

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