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The Z-Lig™ ACLR Device, invented by Kevin R. Stone, M.D. and subsequently developed by Aperion Biologics, has been cleared for marketing and distribution in the European Union and other markets which recognize the CE Mark.
Posted by Stone Clinic on May 1st, 2014
Meniscus surgery should never be standard
When I hear a patient say, “The doctor told me it is a standard procedure,” I often think that means there isn’t much thought being put into it. Each knee is different. Each torn meniscus cartilage is different.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 15th, 2014
NFL injuries to the knee can be devastating
In orthopedics training, we used to joke that the only purpose of the heart was to provide blood supply to the knees.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on February 4th, 2014
When skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn recently announced her withdrawal from the Winter Olympics, she demonstrated that reconstructing the torn anterior cruciate ligament of a world-class athlete has its unique problems.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on January 21st, 2014
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.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on January 6th, 2014
Losing a meniscus is tough on the body. Without a meniscus, the covering of each of the bones, called the articular cartilage, rub up against one another, which leads to pain and, eventually arthritis. Patients often ask me "Isn't there a shock absorber you can put back into the knee joint?"
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on October 29th, 2013
When it comes to knee injuries through playing sports, statistics tell us that women are more likely to be injured than men.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on October 17th, 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.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on October 8th, 2013
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Knees do not necessarily wear out evenly, sometimes one part of the knee is perfectly fine while another part is completely destroyed. If only part of the knee joint is worn out, why replace all of it?
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on September 22nd, 2013
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.

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

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

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