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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.

Repair of Segmental Meniscal Defects

Repair of Segmental Meniscal Defects The Stone Clinic
The meniscus can be compared to a gasket in a hose: If it is cut, water leaks out.

Divots in Your Joints

Divots in Your Joints The Stone Clinic
This was the dogma that all orthopaedic surgeons were taught. The holes, or divots, often enlarged over time, and arthritis of the joints—so it was believed—was the inevitable outcome.

ACL Depression Syndrome

ACL Depression Syndrome The Stone Clinic
A recent study documented that 40% of people who undergo ACL surgery experience clinically diagnosable depression. Life disruptions are a drag—especially when they put the brakes on your active lifestyle.

The Wizard of 02

The Wizard of 02 The Stone Clinic
Pooh-poohed by most experts as money-wasting (and possibly dangerous) psychological massage, oxygen bars are nonetheless expanding their reach, from dugouts to mountain spas. Why?

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.

MCL Injuries: Why Kevin Durant Will Be Back

MCL Injuries:  Why Kevin Durant Will Be Back The Stone Clinic
There are now phenomenally potent tools to drive healing to a full, faster than ever recovery. You just have to use them.

Protein: The Missing Ingredient

Protein: The Missing Ingredient The Stone Clinic
While there are varying statements on how much protein a person needs each day, my observation is that those levels are far too low when you are injured or sick. And, they are probably too low to keep you from getting injured and sick.

Costly Decisions

Costly Decisions The Stone Clinic
We all do stupid things. I try not to do them too often. And I try to limit my stupid activities to those with minimal consequences.

Broken Clavicles: To ignore, pin, or plate

Broken Clavicles: To ignore, pin, or plate The Stone Clinic
Stay vertical on the bike. If falling, roll with the fall. And, if it ain’t broke, don’t break it.

Top Ten Ways to Run, Safely

Top Ten Ways to Run, Safely The Stone Clinic
Running is safe. No joint is injured solely by running, despite what you may have heard. Running only damages already damaged joints. You can run forever if you have healthy joints and good running mechanics.

Self-Inflicted pain: The Salamander Solution

Self-Inflicted pain: The Salamander Solution The Stone Clinic
We hurt ourselves while we push ourselves. We seek greater athletic glory at the expense of our bodies. We train through the pain, ignoring the warning signs of injury. We stop only when we can’t go on

Accuracy

Accuracy The Stone Clinic
Accuracy is one of the key measures of fitness, but it’s one that we frequently underestimate.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder The Stone Clinic
Frozen shoulder. How quickly can it be thawed?

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.”

Resolutions

Resolutions The Stone Clinic
So you’ve made your New Year’s resolutions. You have probably made some every year. How many of them have you kept?

All Things Digital Are Public

All Things Digital Are Public The Stone Clinic
Forget about privacy. Accept the fact that all things digital are public. The fact is indisputable.

All-Star Teams and Stem Cell Therapy / Stem Cell Injections

All-Star Teams and Stem Cell injections
What’s the secret to fast, effective healing? Teamwork.

Top Ten Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding in 2017

Stay Vertical!
Stay vertical this holiday season...Keep your tips up

Good is Not Enough

Good is Not Enough
Excellence isn’t a given—it’s an achievement.