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Knee Injury

The Moment You Tear It
Almost all orthopaedic injuries are best repaired immediately. The old “wait and see” for most joint injuries has been proven to lead to scar tissue, loss of motion, and arthritis. With today’s accurate imaging, using repair and reconstructing techniques to restore normal anatomy beats living with deformities.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on November 9th, 2017
MCL Injuries:  Why Kevin Durant Will Be Back
There are now phenomenally potent tools to drive healing to a full, faster than ever recovery. You just have to use them.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on March 12th, 2017
Top Ten Ways to Run
Running is safe. No joint is injured solely by running, despite what you may have heard. Running only damages already damaged joints. You can run forever if you have healthy joints and good running mechanics.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on February 12th, 2017
Patella Injury
Though knee cap problems are common, current solutions have serious limitations.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on September 25th, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
Fix a meniscus to avoid arthritis
A recent study suggested that meniscus surgery doesn't help. Studies can be misleading. Even small losses of meniscus tissue lead to big changes in force concentration on the tibia (shin bone) and eventually arthritis.
The World’s Dumbest Exercises
Exercise for fun, or for training, or both. Exercise wisely, in ways that help you in sports or your daily life. But don’t do exercises that are useless, or potentially injury-generating. Here are a few doozies that should not be on your list:
VIP Disease
Varying medical protocols because someone is extra-special can lead to problems. If you are extra-special, I suggest you request plain vanilla care—and expect the best outcome to occur. Here is why.
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.

Meniscus transplant and articular cartilage repair

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