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Ski Injury
Top skier breaks her leg. Doctor fixes it, gives her narcotics, and sends her home. She’s told to come back in two weeks for a checkup and have the rod taken out in a year. Doctor moves on to the next patient. What is wrong with this picture?
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on August 5th, 2018
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.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on July 8th, 2018
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.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on March 15th, 2018
Steph-Curry-Ankle-Injury
The questions most often asked by athletes, coaches, trainers, and of course fans are, “What can be done to speed healing?” “What can reduce the re-injury rate—and are there permanent solutions?”
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on December 7th, 2017
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
An injury is an opportunity to spot other related problems
True that you've been injured. True the injury is repaired. But there are other related things to bear in mind if you want to enjoy a full recovery.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on December 20th, 2014
In surgical practice, we note that people who are really good at visualization recover from surgery faster. They feel less pain and achieve their goals earlier.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 11th, 2014
When we are injured, our body immediately begins the process of healing itself. Certain stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play a critical role in tissue formation and healing.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on February 25th, 2014
Makoplasty-partial-knee-replacement
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?
Research-Insights
I believe that no doctor should do anything to or put anything into a patient without knowing or studying the long-term outcome.
Mind-Labyrinth
When Serena Williams was penalized during the US Open, she turned her anger against her accuser—the umpire—rather than on her opponent. She lost. At the same event, when Roger Federer suffered from the high heat and humidity he couldn’t wait to get out of the poorly designed Arthur Ashe tennis stadium. He lost.
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 

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

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