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 Segmental Meniscal Defects
The meniscus can be compared to a gasket in a hose: If it is cut, water leaks out.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 16th, 2017
Golfer hitting a divot
This was the dogma that all orthopaedic surgeons were taught. The holes, or divots, often enlarged over time, and arthritis of the joints—so it was believed—was the inevitable outcome.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 9th, 2017
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
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.
 Segmental Meniscal Defects
The meniscus can be compared to a gasket in a hose: If it is cut, water leaks out.
Golfer hitting a divot
This was the dogma that all orthopaedic surgeons were taught. The holes, or divots, often enlarged over time, and arthritis of the joints—so it was believed—was the inevitable outcome.
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.

A new treatment to replace the entire cartilage surface

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