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LeBron James v Stephen Curry

Lebron James & Steph Curry
You watch the ball. I watch the knees. Here is what I see:

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.

Military Knees

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

Alternatives to Running

Alternatives to Running
For Runners, a tragic side-effect of knee arthritis or injury is sometimes the end of their running career. But take heart—there are some very good alternatives.

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.

The CMI: What it Means to All of Us

The CMI: What it Means to All of Us
The re-introduction of the collagen meniscus implant (CMI), unavailable in the U.S. for more than five years, will mean an improved quality of life for thousands of Americans.

Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap
Joint injury could lead to chronic and disabling arthritis with hope of replacement surgery.

Missing a meniscus? No need to miss out on an active life.

Study shows meniscus transplants can get athletes back to sport
Don’t give up on your knee. Even if you had your meniscus cartilage removed and no longer have the shock absorber in your knee; even if you have developed osteoarthritis and can barely walk without pain, there is still a chance that your knee can be restored.

How to run forever

How to run forever by fixing your joint injury
"Doc, does running hurt my knee?" The answer is no. Injury hurts your knee. If you're a runner, or if you're considering taking up running, here are some insights to help you protect your knees.

Orthopedic surgery in China needs a creative approach

Dr. Kevin Stone Teaches Bioknee in China
Any orthopedic surgeon visiting China will naturally be struck by the sheer number of knees: 1.4 billion pairs, 30 percent of them over the age of 50. China is a country with gargantuan needs for injury and arthritis care.

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.

No meniscus surgical procedure should ever be standard

Meniscus surgery should never be standard
When I hear a patient say, “The doctor told me it is a standard procedure,” I often think that means there isn’t much thought being put into it. Each knee is different. Each torn meniscus cartilage is different.

Why surgically fix a torn meniscus?

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.
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