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Building SuperHumans
It is a heady time in the world of human empowerment. We are seeing technologies that can alter our genetic code, augment our brainpower, enhance our physique, and extend our lives.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 20th, 2018
Pot. Almost 50% of the patients in my practice recently used marijuana to reduce their post-op pain. I didn’t prescribe it; the word just seems to be out.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 13th, 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
Red The Color of Life
Red is the color. So much depends on red. Healthy red blood is the essence of all tissues and even the determinant of the health of bone. I look at life through this prism and notice the shades suggestive of this injury or that disease. I read those signals to predict outcomes.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 25th, 2018
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.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 18th, 2018
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.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 11th, 2018
World Pro Ski Dual Slalom Racing
Dual head-to-head racing is the most exciting thing you can watch in competitive skiing. It began in the 1960's with Henri Moreault in Aspen, was expanded into a pro racing tour by the late Bob Beattie in the 1970's, continued by Ed Rogers then fizzled out in the 1990's. It is now back, under the guidance of Ed Rogers—and it rocks.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on April 4th, 2018
MCL Stages of Damage
The MCL is in the news. When Steph Curry’s knee stopped the fall of JaVale McGee in the game against the Atlanta Hawks, his knee bent inward with the tibia moving toward the opposite leg and the femur moving outward. A fibrous ligament, called the Medial Collateral Ligament, gave way. Here, anatomically and biologically, is what happened:
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on March 28th, 2018
What We Dont Know
What we think we know is probably not true. If we are practicing medicine the same way next year as we are practicing this year, we clearly haven’t learned anything.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on March 19th, 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
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.
Building SuperHumans
It is a heady time in the world of human empowerment. We are seeing technologies that can alter our genetic code, augment our brainpower, enhance our physique, and extend our lives.
Pot. Almost 50% of the patients in my practice recently used marijuana to reduce their post-op pain. I didn’t prescribe it; the word just seems to be out.
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, A. Freyer, T.J. Turek, and D.P. Speer. 2006.

Stone K.R., A.W. Walgenbach, A. Freyer. 2008.