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Partial knee replacement for athletes

Partial knee replacement for athletes
The results of partial knee replacement have become so good that my patients often ask me, “Can I run, can I play sports, can I return to my full range of activities?” Dr. Stone's answer is often “ Yes, but…”. Here is why.

Travel fitness for the busy executive

Travel fitness for the busy executive
It is hard to stay fit when traveling each week. Between airline food, cramped airplane seats, hotels without gyms and time changes, the home-based fitness glow is dulled. Here are some tips for travel fitness for executives on the go.

Outpatient knee joint replacement

MAKO Robotic Assisted Surgery improves accuracy of placement
Total and partial joint replacement has finally moved out of the hospital! This has been made possible by enhanced computerized surgical planning, the use of human-guided robotic arms, and novel ways of preventing pain.

80 Percenter

No need to go at 100% all the time
“Go full out, give 110%, push harder than ever etc. etc." Guess what? I’m an 80 percenter. And I’ll be a happy one for the rest of my life.

Why SETI is silly

Seti
If you want to find extraterrestrial beings, look no farther than inside yourself. They are already here.

Achilles tendon ruptures: The scourge of the mid-life male athlete

Achilles tendon rupture
Why does Achilles Tendon rupture vex men in the fourth and fifth decades, and why is the repair so troublesome?

Hat tricks: Why they happen

Soccer - goal - finding flow
Hat tricks— three goals in a game, like Carli Lloyd’s feat at the Women’s World Cup—occur because the athlete and the team are in the flow. And success follows success. In surgery, clinical care, work and sports. The question is: Can it be predicted?

Two brains are better than one

Two brains are better than one
Typically routine or common procedures are approached with a greater insight if two people know the patient, are thinking about the related issues, and are together always conceiving of new and better ways to solve these problems.

Shoulder pain: Why it hurts and when to worry

Shoulder anatomy - shoulder pain
Most shoulder problems are relatively short-lived but sometimes the pain is indicative of a more complex issue. Here’s a guide to what might be wrong and whether or not it’s a cause for concern.

Biodynamic health

biodynamic health - lessons from farming
What lessons can we apply from biodynamic farming that can help us promote health and cure disease?

Growing old is not for sissies

Growing old is not for sissies
As we age, we develop three major physical weaknesses: Weak muscles, weak bones and poor balance. Since we all want to live well until the day we die, how do we solve these three problems?

Unforced errors

Unforced error - tennis ball hits the net
Why do the most elite athletes in tennis still have concentration lapses? Why do they miss so many shots, make so many unforced errors, have to psyche themselves up between each shot?

Stem Cells Don’t Make Cartilage

Mesenchymal stem cells labeled with fluorescence molecules
Stem cell-based therapies, in which the body’s own cells are stimulated to contribute to the repair process, are enormously promising in all areas of medicine, including articular cartilage regeneration. Yet our understanding of stem cells continues to evolve.

The “New Doctor” Disease

Young doctors
A new doctor, fresh out of a top residency and fellowship, wants all the right things at the wrong time.

Regrowing your knee

Collegen Meniscus Implant
How a biological device can act as a trellis for new meniscus tissue to grow into, reconstructing missing segments of the meniscus shape.

Cortisone: The end of an era

A cortisone injection interferes with the body’s natural healing process
Cortisone is a therapeutic drug used to fight ailments ranging from asthma to arthritis. It was the athlete’s best friend throughout the 20th century. But in orthopedics, there is a significant downside.

Memories: They are all there

Memories may be permanent and total
What if rather than being fleeting and spotty, memory was in fact permanent and total. The following article is part of a series where we re-imagine not only medicine and technology but what it means to be human.

The end of antibiotics and chemotherapy

Could a modified polio virus cure cancer?
Could astonishing results from a new cancer treatment discovery signal the beginning of a new era of disease treatment?

Total joint replacement for athletes

Total knee replacement should not stop athletes being active
After a total joint replacement, is it possible to get back to sport? Yes! And here's why it's important that you do.

The degradative soup of injury and arthritis

Arthritis may in fact be preventable if we are able to stop the production of the enzymes early after injury
New studies have shown that when a meniscus tissue is torn, pro-arthritis enzymes and factors are released, which stimulate the synovial lining cells of the joint to go into overdrive.