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One Thing

One Thing
After completing a project—large or small—try asking yourself (and your team) these questions: What is one thing you learned from this experience? What is one thing that went right, one thing that went wrong, and why?

Why You Should Go to Burning Man

Why You Should Go to Burning Man
Everyone should go to Burning Man—at least once. Participating in an 80,000 person pop-up community, in a harsh and challenging desert environment, where there is nothing to buy and nothing can be left behind, brings out the best and weirdest in people. And best and weirdest are both worth sharing.

Designer Babies and CRISPR Joints

Designer Babies and CRISPR Joints The Stone Clinic
The first known experiment using the CRISPR gene-editing technique with live human embryos was conducted in China in November 2018. The joy of seeing babies born with potential immunity to the HIV/AIDS virus was, unfortunately, dulled by a chorus of critics. What was not said is that the potential for good is unlimited and that the first real success will launch a thousand ships carrying weapons capable of killing off the diseases of old.

Go Slow to Go Fast

Go Slow to Go Fast The Stone Clinic
I used to find a lot of time in every second. Rapid thinking, multi-tasking, and impatience all supposedly led to productivity. And stress. Now I go slow to go fast—and I am trying to go slower.

AI Bots Democratize Medicine: You are more transparent than you think.

AI Bots Democratize Medicine: You are more transparent than you think. The Stone Clinic
Artificial Intelligence-enabled systems that interpret radiologic studies are advancing to the point where they often match the best radiologists in the world. And they are getting better every day. From CT scans to MRIs, angiograms to Doppler studies, the data captured is digital—and digital data can be read by machines.

Building SuperHumans

Building SuperHumans The Stone Clinic
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.

Why Joint Lubrication Works

Why Joint Lubrication Works The Stone Clinic
The natural lubricant of the human joint is called hyaluronic acid (HA). As part of a large, electrically-charged sugar molecule, HA permits water to be absorbed and released from the cartilage surface of the joints. This provides durability and compressibility. Without HA we would all grind to a halt.

Resorbable Materials

Resorbable Materials The Stone Clinic
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.

The Role of AI in Surgery

The Role of AI in Surgery The Stone Clinic
Artificial intelligence is everywhere. For me, that means the operating room—and for you, the patient, it means that your surgeon is not alone.

Outpatient Knee Replacement: The Great Debate

Outpatient Knee Replacement:  The Great Debate The Stone Clinic
The debate is always the same. “We do it the traditional way because that is the way we have always done it.” “It is safer for patients; the new ways are not time tested. And, there are more complications.”

New and Cool and Not For You

Insurance Claim
Keeping down health care costs is a good idea—but not when it stifles innovation and hobbles new medical techniques.

Genes and Joints

Genes and Joints
Our ability to read the human genome quickly and cheaply is about to transform modern orthopedic surgery. Get ready for customized treatments.

Healthcare vs Diseasecare

Healthcare vs Diseasecare
In the traditional model of medicine, people visit the doctor when they’re sick or injured. But one of the most important fields of medicine today involves “predictive science:” learning well beforehand what will cause disease or injury, and treating it pro-actively. At the moment it sounds like science fiction.

The end of antibiotics and chemotherapy

Could a modified polio virus cure cancer?
Could astonishing results from a new cancer treatment discovery signal the beginning of a new era of disease treatment?

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.
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