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Vitamins, supplements can benefit your body

Vitamins, supplements can benefit your body
The seesaw of vitamin and supplement recommendations continues to confound the orthopedic world.

Stem Cell Therapy: Adult stem cells can boost healing of your joints

Stem Cell Therapy: Adult stem cells can boost healing of your joints
When we are injured, our body immediately begins the process of healing itself. Certain stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play a critical role in tissue formation and healing.

GMAs: Genetically modified athletes

GMAs: Genetically modified athletes
Athletes in this year’s Winter Olympics have been genetically engineered to perform.

Why being a hard-ass can sometimes be a good thing

Glutes control the power in the body
As you marvel the ability of ultra-fit athletes at the pinnacle of their sport, take some time to check out their butts.

NFL players: Play now, pay later. Is this the best we can do?

NFL injuries to the knee can be devastating
In orthopedics training, we used to joke that the only purpose of the heart was to provide blood supply to the knees.

Sex and the Olympics: Why gender shouldn't matter to sports medics

Sex and the Olympics: Why gender shouldn't matter to sports medics
If the IOC and the rest of science can’t figure out what a female is, how can we discuss sports medicine and injury in the context of gender?

Lindsey Vonn and the ACL dilemma

Lindsey Vonn and the ACL dilemma
When skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn recently announced her withdrawal from the Winter Olympics, she demonstrated that reconstructing the torn anterior cruciate ligament of a world-class athlete has its unique problems.

How to reduce pain after surgery

How to reduce pain after surgery
Pain is debilitating. It crushes the spirit. Joint pain inhibits muscle development, causes abnormal gait and limits activities. Pain decreases the appetite. Pain is enemy of rehabilitation. Since pain is so detrimental, why are the treatments of pain so poor?

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.

Fit wishes for 2014

fit wishes 2014
We wish you a healthy and happy New Year!

Sore shoulder? It could be your rotator cuff

Sore shoulder? It could be your rotator cuff
Shoulder injuries used to be life-changing. Now, we can fix them.

Bugs R Us - The human microbiome

Human Microbiome
If an alien landed and walked up to you, what would the alien think you are? Certainly not human. That’s because of the 10 trillion cells that make up your body, only 1 trillion are human cells, while 9 trillion are microbes — and not just bacteria, viruses and fungi.

What's happening when your knee goes snap, crackle and pop

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A question I am asked a lot is, “I hear clicking and popping in my knee, is this something that I should be concerned about?”

Twisted your ankle? Give it time to heal

Twisted your ankle? Give it time to heal
A twisted ankle is a common injury, but thankfully it is usually minor and can heal without surgery. What you want to avoid is having it twist repeatedly afterward.

StoneFit diet: Nutrition to fuel your fitness

StoneFit diet: Nutrition to fuel your fitness
Whether you are a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior or a dedicated daily exerciser (injured or fully fit), the cornerstone to improved performance and a speedy recovery is a good diet

Why fix or replace a meniscus?

Why fix or replace a meniscus?
Losing a meniscus is tough on the body. Without a meniscus, the covering of each of the bones, called the articular cartilage, rub up against one another, which leads to pain and, eventually arthritis. Patients often ask me "Isn't there a shock absorber you can put back into the knee joint?"

Become StoneFit: Fitter, faster and stronger™

Become StoneFit: Fitter, faster and stronger™
Over the past 13 years we have optimized the program we call StoneFit for orthopedic rehabilitation. For each injury, we custom-design a set of exercises to work around the injured joint using the principles of combined functional exercises.

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.