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Athletic Approach to Knee Replacement
Artificial knee replacement surgery used to mean the reduction of sports activities like golf, swimming, and cycling. Yet with severe arthritis affecting younger and younger people, we are currently pushing the envelope of sports participation with joint replacements and learning as we go.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on February 22nd, 2018
In high school and even earlier, serious athletes are continuing to train year-round in their single sport. The result? A loss in general fitness and an increased injuries. CrossFit’s training platform may be the antidote.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on August 20th, 2017
Why Microfracture Fails
Microfracture surgery fails at an alarming rate ending the careers of many pro athletes. Fortunately, there are alternatives.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on November 13th, 2016
Just how serious is Steph Curry’s recent knee injury, and what caused it? Equally important: How might it impact his game, and The Warriors’ season?
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 27th, 2016
Why don’t professional athletes come clean about the use and benefits of cutting-edge supplements? We all use them—whether we know it or not.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 13th, 2016
The results of partial knee replacement have become so good that my patients often ask me, “Can I run, can I play sports, can I return to my full range of activities?” Dr. Stone's answer is often “ Yes, but…”. Here is why.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on August 27th, 2015
No need to go at 100% all the time
“Go full out, give 110%, push harder than ever etc. etc." Guess what? I’m an 80 percenter. And I’ll be a happy one for the rest of my life.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on July 31st, 2015
Study shows meniscus transplants can get athletes back to sport
Don’t give up on your knee. Even if you had your meniscus cartilage removed and no longer have the shock absorber in your knee; even if you have developed osteoarthritis and can barely walk without pain, there is still a chance that your knee can be restored.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on October 2nd, 2014
A question I am asked a lot is, “I hear clicking and popping in my knee, is this something that I should be concerned about?”
Untethered Athlete
All athletes get injured. The best ones use the injury as an excuse to come back better than they were before they were hurt. Others may not be able to. This may, in part, be due to their inability to let go of the self-image they are attached to. Here are some tips for avoiding that trap.
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.
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.

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

Meniscus transplant and articular cartilage repair