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Stem Cells vs. Growth Factors

Stem Cells vs. Growth Factors
Treatments for joint injuries have vastly improved during the past decade. Two of our best non-operative strategies are stem cell or growth factor injections. How do they differ—and which is best?

3D Printing: Cool, But Not Quite There

3D Printing: Cool, But Not Quite There
3D printing is one of today’s most talked-about technologies. But it still has a long way to go before it can transform orthopedic surgery.

Military Knees

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

Why Reunions Are A Bust

Why Reunions Are A Bust
These days, school reunions are transparent (and often futile) pleas for money. Here’s how to make them attractive, inspiring and profitable for all involved.

Genes and Joints

Genes and Joints
Our ability to read the human genome quickly and cheaply is about to transform modern orthopedic surgery. Get ready for customized treatments.

Patience

Patience
Many elements contribute to top athletic performance. Some are obvious—like diet and training—but another factor is more subtle.

Steph Curry’s Ankles

Steph Curry ankle injury
Even incomparable athletes like The Warriors’ Steph Curry are made of flesh and blood—and cartilage. Their intense level of performance creates unique challenges, calling for special solutions.

Here’s a new joint. Now go home.

Here’s a new joint. Now go home.
Gone are the days when knee replacement surgery was almost as bad as the arthritis itself. The past year has brought vastly improved procedures, creating bionic patients in an outpatient surgery setting.

Steph Curry: MCL, meet MRI

Steph Curry: MCL, meet MRI
Just how serious is Steph Curry’s recent knee injury, and what caused it? Equally important: How might it impact his game, and The Warriors’ season?

Sharapova: How Could She?

Sharapova:  How Could She?
Why don’t professional athletes come clean about the use and benefits of cutting-edge supplements? We all use them—whether we know it or not.

Our Bicycles, Ourselves

Our Bicycles, Ourselves
Bicycling is a terrific activity on many levels—but it’s not the perfect exercise. An obsessive focus on biking, in fact, can work against total fitness.

Update on ACL Injury & Surgery: Success and Failure

Update on ACL Injury & Surgery: Success and Failure
ACL injuries are more devastating to the knee then previously thought—and the tools for replacing the ACL produce their own problems. But there is hope. Here is an update from the leading ACL surgeons’ conference, just held in Sweden.

Longevity Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be

Longevity Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be
The science of life extension seems completely seductive—who wouldn’t want to enjoy a longer lifespan? But it comes with surprisingly huge costs.

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.

A Little Prick

A Little Prick
Short-term solutions for managing joint pain used to be limited to anti-inflammatory drugs and shots of cortisone. Today’s new injections can provide more than relief of symptoms.

My Process of Healing

My Process of Healing
When an orthopedic surgeon gets a taste of his own medicine, lessons are learned. After a successful partial knee replacement surgery, Dr. Kevin Stone recounts his personal journey down the road to recovery.

Can’t Meditate? Fantasize.

Can’t Meditate? Fantasize.
Among the most powerful tools for self-healing and self-actualization, few are as powerful as this simple, cost-free and universally available method. (Hint: It’s not meditation.)

Concussions: What we choose to ignore

Concussions: What we choose to ignore
The risk of injury is a constant factor in our active lives. But we chose to put that out of our minds until we’re forced to confront it. At what point do we confront these risks, and hope? READ MORE from Dr. Kevin Stone.

OCD: Misnamed, But No Longer Mistreated

OCD: Misnamed, But No Longer Mistreated
Though usually self-healing in the young, a tongue-twisting condition called Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) can mean more serious trouble for adolescents. Advances in knee surgery may move this injury, like many others, into the “curable” realm.

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.