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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’s Ankles The Stone Clinic
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.

The CMI: What it Means to All of Us

The CMI: What it Means to All of Us
The re-introduction of the collagen meniscus implant (CMI), unavailable in the U.S. for more than five years, will mean an improved quality of life for thousands of Americans.

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms – Part II

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms – Part II
Looking up the symptoms of your illness online and learn to be proactive about your doctor and treatment options.

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms – Part I

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms – Part I
In the 21st Century, knowing is better than not knowing—so there are good reasons for looking up your symptoms online.

Fit Wishes for the New Year

Fit Wishes for the New Year
The daily goals we want to share with you in hopes they put sparkle in your life