Each week on "You, Only Better" world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon Kevin Stone, MD imparts wisdom and inflames curiosity with reflections on patient care and our personal paths in becoming our fittest, strongest selves.
Kevin R. Stone M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon at The Stone Clinic and the Chairman of the Stone Research Foundation. He has lectured around the world as an expert in cartilage and meniscal growth, repair and replacement. His work has led to multiple awards, publications, grants, approximately 50 issued US patents and multiple start-up companies. As an orthopaedic surgeon, he has served the U.S. Ski Team, the U.S.Pro Ski Tour, the Marin Ballet, the Smuin Ballet, the modern Pentathlon at the U.S. Olympic Festival, U.S. Olympic Training Center, and now for the newly launched World Pro Ski Tour. He is a weekly columnist for the San Francisco Examiner which becomes a blog at www.stoneclinic.com/blog. He was trained at Harvard in internal medicine and orthopaedic surgery and at Stanford in general surgery, did his sports fellowship with Richard Steadman and a visiting research Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
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CrossFit became one of the world’s largest sports gym chains by motivating people to compete with themselves and with others in a variety of fitness tests. While initially focused on Olympic weight lifting and gymnastics, the CrossFit world morphed into a dizzying variety of athletic performance drills—along the way, becoming a sport unto itself. Now what?
For decades there have been unsuccessful efforts to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) after rupture. Why? Because the forces required to tear the complex weave of the ACL’s collagen fibers involve both tearing and pulling apart. Think of a climbing rope: When overstretched the rope fails within its sheath, not just at a single clean edge. Here is why the ruptured anterior cruciate ligament is most often replaced (reconstructed) rather than repaired.