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Don’t Open the Achilles

Achilles Tear Repair
The ruptured Achilles tendon heals beautifully when repaired. It just doesn’t need open surgery to repair it. Here is why.

The Zen of Surgery

The Zen of Surgery The Stone Clinic
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.

Steph Curry’s Ankles

Steph Curry’s Ankles The Stone Clinic
Even incomparable athletes like The Warriors’ Steph Curry are made of flesh and blood—and cartilage. Their intense level of performance creates unique challenges, calling for special solutions.

Surgery can make you worse

Orthopedic Surgery Team San Francisco
Why the dire warning? Because stuff happens and each person heals a little differently. Sometimes the best efforts to repair a problem can in fact make it a lot worse. Let's look at some of our worst nightmares.

Avoid a chronically unstable ankle with a BioAnkle procedure

Avoid a chronically unstable ankle with a BioAnkle procedure
It’s possible to repair a chronically unstable ankle but it is best to help people avoid ever getting to that unstable stage by making sure that simple torn ligaments are stimulated to heal properly in the first place.

How to heal like Kobe Bryant

How to heal like Kobe Bryant
The news that Kobe Bryant has "shattered" the timetable for recovery from his Achilles tendon repair is no doubt heartening for Los Angeles Lakers fans.
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