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ACL Surgery: Where the Problems Are

ACL Surgery: Where the Problems Are
The ACL is the key stabilizer of the knee and is torn 300,000 times a year in the U.S. alone. The treatment of these torn ligaments has evolved in some ways, but not so much in others. Here is what we know today.

The Color of Life

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.

ACL Disaster

ACL Injury
ACL injuries may not be as notorious as concussions, but they’re a wider threat.

Military Knees

Military Knees
Standardized care is not always the best care. What we really need is an agile medical system that values innovation.

Update on ACL Injury & Surgery: Success and Failure

Update on ACL Injury & Surgery: Success and Failure
ACL injuries are more devastating to the knee then previously thought—and the tools for replacing the ACL produce their own problems. But there is hope. Here is an update from the leading ACL surgeons’ conference, just held in Sweden.

Concussions: What we choose to ignore

Concussions: What we choose to ignore
The risk of injury is a constant factor in our active lives. But we chose to put that out of our minds until we’re forced to confront it. At what point do we confront these risks, and hope? READ MORE from Dr. Kevin Stone.

Steph Curry’s knees

Steph Curry’s knees
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.

Ballet Dancers and ACL Injuries

Ballet Dancers and ACL Injuries
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.

It is snowing: Are you ready?

It is snowing: Are you ready?
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.

Injured your ACL? Take care of your other knee ligaments too

Knee ligament injuries, ACL-LCL-PCL-MCL-PCL-ALL
An ACL tear is a common knee injury. But what about injuries to the knee's other ligaments? Unfortunately,they are often missed.

Why skiers get injured

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?

StoneFit: Sportsmetrics™ - Spring Conditioning -begins Feb 2nd!

StoneFit: Sportsmetrics™ - Spring Conditioning -begins Feb 2nd!
Get ready to SPRING into action! Sign up for a 6-week program scientifically proven to help avoid ACL injuries and improve performance.

Z-Lig™ approved! We're pushing the boundaries of orthopedics.

Z-Lig™ approved! We're pushing the boundaries of orthopedics.
The Z-Lig™ ACLR Device, invented by Kevin R. Stone, M.D. and subsequently developed by Aperion Biologics, has been cleared for marketing and distribution in the European Union and other markets which recognize the CE Mark.

Conservative care often isn't what it seems

Some tissues are best treated with surgical repair as soon as is practical.
Traditionally, conservative care meant non-operative care. However, these days, conservative care often means that the insurance company has only authorized physical therapy or medications. This is not necessarily in your best interest.
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