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It is snowing: Are you ready?

It is snowing: Are you ready?
Some thoughts and tips about maximizing your enjoyment while minimizing possible injuries, from former US Ski Team and Pro Tour orthopedic surgeon Kevin R. Stone.

Medical Myth Busting

Medical Myth busting
Some of our closely-held ideas about how to keep our bodies in shape actually ignore how the body really works, and can potentially do more harm than good.

Pain in the Wings, aka Tennis Elbow

Epicondylitis, aka Tennis Elbow: Pain in the Wings
Tennis elbow, golfers’ elbow and pitching elbow, all describe the pain felt at the outside or inside of the elbow joint where the tendons insert on the bone. What's the best way to treat it?

Why R.I.C.E. is not always nice, and some thoughts about swelling

R.I.C.E. is not always nice: some thoughts about swelling
What happens in the tissues when the body is injured? How do you best treat an injury? Is R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) still the best way?

Kindness / Competency

Kindness competency
Our emphasis in life is often to be kind or to be competent, —but how often are we taught how to be both, especially when the stakes are high?

Pro Athletes: Where is the Advantage?

Pro Athletes:  Where is the Advantage?
Professional athletes have a lot of knowledge and resources - training, nutrition, massage etc. So how can we help them improve? Almost to a person, the one weakness that is most difficult to fix in athletes lies in the mind itself.

Virtual Reality: How patients, doctors and athletes will be educated

Virtual Reality: How patients, doctors and athletes will be educated
Virtual reality is just about to hit the inflection point. Soon, nearly everyone will have a VR device, or use one regularly. In almost every educational setting—whether it’s teacher to student, coach to athlete, or doctor to patient— the experience can be vastly improved by this new tool.

Surgical infections: Evolving Solutions.

Infections, fortunately, are uncommon in elective orthopaedic surgery.
Doctor, will I get an infection from surgery? If I do, then what? This is a question your surgeon never wants to hear, much less have to answer. Why? Because no one knows the answer for sure. Here’s why, and what to do if infection happens.

Why Kneecapping Your Opponent Works

 Why Kneecapping Your Opponent Works
Injuries to the kneecap—also called the patella or patella femoral joint— heal poorly, if at all. Here is why.

My body is like an old sailboat

My body is like an old sailboat
The thing with sailboats is that you have to maintain them constantly. If you don’t, big things will go wrong.

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?