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Kevin R Stone

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Conservative Care Vs Operative Care

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Kevin R Stone The choice to operate—or not to operate—is a daily decision that all surgeons go through and that all injured patients face. At times, operative care can actually be more conservative than non-operative care, notably in cases where the injury is ... More »

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Weight gain for the too thin

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Kevin R Stone Too thin, too little muscle, too lean, too stressed; all describe many of my most driven athletes. What’s the best way to gain muscle and improve performance? Here are my five top tips: Stress. It is impossible to gain muscle without adding dispr... More »

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Streaming Stem Cells

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Kevin R Stone Yes, you can stream Netflix—and your body can stream stem cells. In fact, this is the up-to-the-minute thinking about how stem cells work. Here is the latest from the recent International Cartilage Repair Society meeting on stem cells, growth fac... More »

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Streaming stem cells

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Kevin R Stone Yes, you can stream Netflix—and your body can stream stem cells. In fact, this is the up-to-the-minute thinking about how stem cells work. Here is the latest from the recent International Cartilage Repair Society meeting on stem cells, growth fac... More »

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Pre-season fitness training

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Kevin R Stone Pre-season-whether ski season, basketball, volleyball, or any vigorous sport season-has two goals. The first is to perform better; the second, to reduce injury. What is your program? Here is how to think about it. Most people don’t train-but all ... More »

What is a partial knee replacement?

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Kevin R Stone The knee is generally divided into three components: the medial, the lateral, and the patellofemoral. The medial is the inside of the knee, the lateral is by the fibula (the long, thin bone in the lower leg, parallel to the tibia), and the patell... More »

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What is a partial knee replacement?

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Kevin R Stone The knee is generally divided into three components: the medial, the lateral, and the patellofemoral. The medial is the inside of the knee, the lateral is by the fibula (the long, thin bone in the lower leg, parallel to the tibia), and the patell... More »

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Failed surgeries

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Kevin R Stone News flash: Surgery doesn’t always work. The most important thing I tell my patients is that any effort to make a person better might make them worse. There are a host of complex reasons for a surgical failure. Sometimes, it’s a combination of fa... More »

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One Thing

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Kevin R Stone After completing a project—large or small—try asking yourself (and your team) these questions: What is one thing you learned from this experience? What is one thing that went right, one thing that went wrong, and why?   These “one thing” question... More »

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Old dog. No tricks.

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Kevin R Stone The aging family dog relies on a comfortable routine to manage life. Slowing down is just fine. Needs are simplified: a little less food, shorter walks, a bit of help getting into the car. Decisions… via TOI Blog More »

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Why you should go to burning man

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Kevin R Stone Everyone should go to Burning Man—at least once. Participating in an 80,000 person pop-up community, in a harsh and challenging desert environment, where there is nothing to buy and nothing can be left behind, brings out the best and weirdest in ... More »

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Acceptance

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Kevin R Stone Some injuries and some cases of arthritis are just too extreme to repair biologically. Accepting that you need an artificial implant is tough to do—but it’s the right decision when natural therapies are not effective…. via TOI Blog More »