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Why Microfracture Fails

Why Microfracture Fails
Microfracture surgery fails at an alarming rate ending the careers of many pro athletes. Fortunately, there are alternatives.

The Bias of Your Surgeon

The Bias of Your Surgeon
Every surgeon has a different skill set—and it’s important that their preferences align with yours.

On Balance

Stay on Balance
Here’s a simple suggestion for living a longer, healthier life: Keep your balance.

Range of Motion

Range of Motion
Joint health and flexibility affect not only our mobility, but our quality of life.

Minimalism in Medicine

Minimalism in Medicine
The quality of medical care is now measured mostly by the cost of caring for the patient and by low return or readmission rates to hospitals. The lower the cost, the better—and if the patient doesn’t come back, they must be cured. Right? Wrong.

The Ugly Answer to the Arthritis Riddle

The Ugly Answer to the Arthritis Riddle
The humble bone spur may be an ally in treating this painful condition.

Broken Collarbones

Broken Collarbone
It’s a nasty injury. But thanks to new materials and techniques, repair and healing are a whole lot easier.

The Patella Dilemma

Patella Injury
Though knee cap problems are common, current solutions have serious limitations.

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.

Surviving Medical Training

Surviving Medical Training
Aspiring doctors can make it through the brutal process—if they follow Tina Fey’s advice.

ACL Disaster

ACL Injury
ACL injuries may not be as notorious as concussions, but they’re a wider threat.

Why “Useless” Surgery is Useful

Why “Useless” Surgery is Useful
Recent news stories proclaiming meniscus surgery to be useless miss the point, due to outdated information. And they can do considerable harm by convincing people that leaving a torn meniscus in the knee is a good choice when, in fact, it destroys the knee.

Why Ledecky Wins: Grit.

Why Ledecky Wins: Grit.
What makes one Olympian better than all the rest?

Don’t Break a Leg

Don’t Break a Leg
Curvature of the leg bones don’t always need dramatic surgical operations. Replacing and repairing the missing shock absorbers makes more sense.

Why the Nurse Matters

Why the Nurse Matters
Going to the doctor? Be nice to the nurse. Guess why? Because the top level medical and surgical care starts and ends with nursing.

Immortality

Immortality
Do you want to live forever? Immortality may already be here — though not in the form we might have imagined.

How to Avoid a Total Knee Replacement

How to Avoid a Total Knee Replacement
Arthritis is preventable. Yet until recently most people thought it was inevitable. Here are some examples of how to best treat your injured knee.

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament
Hard to reach, the Posterior Cruciate Ligament was often ignored or left ruptured after injury. New techniques now permit effective reconstruction.

Big Data and Big Mistakes

Big Data and Big Mistakes
Does “Big Data” equal Big Health Care—or just a Big Mess?

The Sounds of the Knee: Interpreting the Snap, Crackle and Pops

The Sounds of the Knee: Interpreting the Snap, Crackle and Pops
The knee can be a strange orchestra, producing a bewildering variety of sounds. Dr. Kevin R. Stone provides a key for interpreting the notes of the knee symphony and understanding the messages the knee is trying to send you.