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How to Run Without Pain
Pain and running: Do they have to go together? Not for everybody. Here, in a nutshell, are my 10 best tips for diminishing pain while running:
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on June 3rd, 2018
Drop Dead at 100
Drop dead in your 100s, playing some sport. This is our goal for our patients. If they can stay fit, recover from illness and injury, and keep their eye on the ball; dropping dead in action at 100+ is a great goal. Here is how to get there and how not to:
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 2nd, 2018
Time to Stop
“Push through the pain.” “No pain, no gain,” we were told in our youth. These are outside voices – but listening to your body and knowing when to stop is the key to diminishing self-inflicted injuries and lengthening your sports career.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on November 16th, 2017
The Golden State Warriors, and star Steph Curry, may seem like superheroes—but they’re human beings with human parts. He’s what their knees endure during each game, and why (barring injury) they're able to handle it with such finesse.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on January 21st, 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
Avoid skiing injury
There are more than 20,000 knee injuries sustained each year by skiers in the U.S. alone, most of which involved the ACL. The question is why, and what can you do about it?
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on January 18th, 2015
Get ready to SPRING into action! Sign up for a 6-week program scientifically proven to help avoid ACL injuries and improve performance.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on January 14th, 2015
Studies show heading ball causes brain injury
Why is it that the fun and satisfaction of participating in sports overwhelms our recognition that they could significantly destroy our body, be it the knee or the brain?
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on December 7th, 2014
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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.
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.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets.

Stone, K.R., A. Freyer, T. Turek, A.W. Walgenbach, S. Wadhwa, and J. Crues. 2007.