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Stand Up
Stand up straight, like your mother told you to. Bad posture is a cause of multiple musculoskeletal problems. Here is what you can do.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 27th, 2018
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
Many elements contribute to top athletic performance. Some are obvious—like diet and training—but another factor is more subtle.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 2nd, 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
Bicycling is a terrific activity on many levels—but it’s not the perfect exercise. An obsessive focus on biking, in fact, can work against total fitness.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 6th, 2016
For Runners, a tragic side-effect of knee arthritis or injury is sometimes the end of their running career. But take heart—there are some very good alternatives.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on March 14th, 2016
When an orthopedic surgeon gets a taste of his own medicine, lessons are learned. After a successful partial knee replacement surgery, Dr. Kevin Stone recounts his personal journey down the road to recovery.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on February 23rd, 2016
To become a better athlete, the ideal method is the simple squat exercise.
“Bend ze knees!” he shouted, “pretend like you are making love, ja!” Those were the memorable instructions I heard years ago from the Austrian ski instructor behind me on the Alps. They hold true today for all sports.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on November 22nd, 2014
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Of all my patients, regardless of age, those who are happiest seem to share one activity secret. They each add a new sport or activity every six months
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on July 9th, 2014
Glutes control the power in the body
As you marvel the ability of ultra-fit athletes at the pinnacle of their sport, take some time to check out their butts.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on February 11th, 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.
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...

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.

A new treatment to replace the entire cartilage surface