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A recent study documented that 40% of people who undergo ACL surgery experience clinically diagnosable depression. Life disruptions are a drag—especially when they put the brakes on your active lifestyle.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 2nd, 2017
Pooh-poohed by most experts as money-wasting (and possibly dangerous) psychological massage, oxygen bars are nonetheless expanding their reach, from dugouts to mountain spas. Why?
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on March 26th, 2017
AI in Surgery
Artificial intelligence is everywhere. For me, that means the operating room—and for you, the patient, it means that your surgeon is not alone.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on March 19th, 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
While there are varying statements on how much protein a person needs each day, my observation is that those levels are far too low when you are injured or sick. And, they are probably too low to keep you from getting injured and sick.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on March 5th, 2017
We all do stupid things. I try not to do them too often. And I try to limit my stupid activities to those with minimal consequences.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on February 26th, 2017
Stay vertical on the bike. If falling, roll with the fall. And, if it ain’t broke, don’t break it.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on February 19th, 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
We hurt ourselves while we push ourselves. We seek greater athletic glory at the expense of our bodies. We train through the pain, ignoring the warning signs of injury. We stop only when we can’t go on
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on February 5th, 2017
Accuracy is one of the key measures of fitness, but it’s one that we frequently underestimate.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on January 29th, 2017
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.
You, Inc
Ever consider presenting yourself to a Fitness Venture Capitalist as an investment? If you do, the investor will, of course, want to know what your “personal fitness business plan” is. Have you ever even heard of one? Now that you have, this is the time to get it together and invest in yourself.
What Zuckerberg Should Have Said
Mark Zuckerberg should have taught the American Congress the primary fact of digital life: All things digital are public. Here is the lesson.
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, T.J. Turek, A. Freyer, and M.D. Hill. 2006.

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