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Calm, happy patients make calmer, happier surgeons. It adds up to better outcomes. Though it’s hard to prove, the more the patient helps the surgeon relax, the better the surgeon perceives the patient and the job ahead. I know, having been both the surgeon and the patient.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 21st, 2017
When tissues are injured, a cascade of events occurs. These include inflammation and the release of chemical signals to recruit new cells. Some of these cells remove damaged tissue, while others form collagen: the fibrous material that makes up skin, bones, muscles, and all connective tissue.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 14th, 2017
Note: I am a surgeon, father, husband and business owner, and I am also an American. I believe that in the current political climate, all of us have a duty to stand up for what we believe in. I also believe that a clear, straightforward, compassionate political platform is the most sensible path forward if our country is to remain a positive force in this world during the 21st century. The following is my personal declaration of what a candidate for the presidency might aspire to in the next election.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 7th, 2017
Other than hearts, livers and kidneys for that must be kept alive for immediate transplantation, any tissue that is removed from a donor or a cadaver, frozen, washed, sterilized and finally delivered to a surgeon is dead.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 30th, 2017
Metal has been used in patients since the time of Hippocrates (400 BCE) to repair broken bones and replace missing parts. The earliest metals included copper, tin or lead and often did not have the strength to last forever. Over the years, the metals we use have improved. They have become stronger and leach fewer ions into the body.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 23rd, 2017
 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
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.
Calm, happy patients make calmer, happier surgeons. It adds up to better outcomes. Though it’s hard to prove, the more the patient helps the surgeon relax, the better the surgeon perceives the patient and the job ahead. I know, having been both the surgeon and the patient.
When tissues are injured, a cascade of events occurs. These include inflammation and the release of chemical signals to recruit new cells. Some of these cells remove damaged tissue, while others form collagen: the fibrous material that makes up skin, bones, muscles, and all connective tissue.
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...

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