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ACL injury in women: How to beat the odds

ACL injury in women: How to beat the odds
When it comes to knee injuries through playing sports, statistics tell us that women are more likely to be injured than men.

Biology trumps bionics: An alternative to total knee replacement

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We like to do everything possible to rebuild the knee joint with biologic tissues rather than artificial materials to help delay the time in which an artificial joint replacement is necessary.

How to reduce your knee pain without surgery

How to reduce your knee pain without surgery
Sometimes surgery is the only option but if the diagnosis is a minor injury to the ligaments or soft tissues, you won't need surgery but there is still a lot that can be done.

Knee replacement: Partial can be just as good as total

Knee replacement: Partial can be just as good as total
Knees do not necessarily wear out evenly, sometimes one part of the knee is perfectly fine while another part is completely destroyed. If only part of the knee joint is worn out, why replace all of it?

Reduce your weight while you wait

Reduce your weight while you wait

Write it down!

Write it down!
Many people have “smart phones” these days, which allow you to jot down notes to yourself. Create a note called “Health,” and list when you have annual physical, teeth cleaning and any surgeries.

Don't put away your bike after breaking your clavicle

Don't put away your bike after breaking your clavicle
While elite cyclists, with prize money and international rankings at stake, get straight back onto their bikes with broken clavicles, the rest of us tend to be more sensible in our approach to healing.

The human data stream

The human data stream
Can't find the right words to describe the symptoms of your health concerns? Not sure when they began? Don't worry, data captured from your body will soon be revealing all, perhaps picking up problems before you're even aware of them.

Donor tissue best for ACL reconstruction

Donor tissue best for ACL reconstruction
In treating an ACL rupture, surgeons have a choice about whether to harvest a patient’s own tissue from their patellar tendon or hamstrings or instead to use donor tissue from a tissue bank.

It ain’t over when it’s over!

For all marathoners out there, it is time to address a subject that is often overlooked – what to do when it’s over.

Today, I'm grateful for_________

Today, I'm grateful for_________
At The Stone Clinic, we encourage our patients to remain optimistic about their recovery.

Injury: The silver lining

Injury: The silver lining
Have you injured yourself recently? How are you feeling about it? a) Sad: “What did I do to deserve this? It’s all over.” b) Angry: No words. Just fury. c) In denial: “Hopefully it will just get better on its own.”
d) Accepting: “Yes, it’s a bummer but I’ll take stock and figure out how to get better and stronger.”

Dem Bones: "The knee bone's connected to the thigh-bone"

Dem Bones: "The knee bone's connected to the thigh-bone"
Remember that old song about the knee bone being connected to the thigh bone?

Why Biologics trump Bionics

How often do you stop to think about the miraculous self-healing machine that is your body?

Arthritis: Don't just suck it up!

Arthritis: Don't just suck it up!
If you have osteoarthritis, or if you think you may develop it later, you don’t have to just “suck up” the symptoms or change your life to manage the disorder. There is something that you can do about it, especially if you catch it early.

Kobe Bryant's achilles heel

Kobe Bryant's achilles heel
Kobe Bryant says it was a move he’d made a million times.

Thinking of foregoing surgery? Think again.

Thinking of foregoing surgery? Think again.
At The Stone Clinic, we are big fans of physical therapy.