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Knee Replacement

The Future of Surgery: Regrowing Tissue

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Science
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The collagen meniscus implant (CMI) is back on the US market, and it has the potential to change the way knees are treated. Here is why.

Heath Care vs. Disease Care

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The odd thing is that many of these physical and emotional states are already predictable. But too few of us heed their warnings. As often as we look at our smart phones, we may as well get some benefit from them. They will ultimately tell us a great deal about ourselves, not just about everyone else.

Total Knee Replacement for Athletes

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

If you've been told you need a total knee replacement, first check the options and make sure you really do need one. If you end up getting a total knee replacement, it's not the end of your active life by any means.

Missing a Meniscus? No Need to Miss Out on an Active Life.

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Many people now suffering can be treated without artificial joint replacement. So don't give up on your knee. It's not over yet.

A Partial Knee Replacement May Work Best for You

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

With a partial knee replacement, there is no need for saws, drills or guides. In fact, the procedure is so minimal that you can walk out of the surgery center 1.5 hours after surgery and begin physical therapy the next day.

How Current Arthritis Treatment Fails Patients

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Why is it that are we still in the outdated "wait, rest, drugs, joint replacement" era? Here is the shocking data.

More Than 2 In 100 Americans Have New Hips, Knees

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty

It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are repo...

Yoga Poses That Can Hurt You

Michaelle Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michaelle Edwards

To be smart and safe in yoga, we need to consider postural alignment and natural joint function, rather than blindly following a list of "must-do" traditional poses and boot camp challenges.

Personalized Medicine: An Orthopedic Surgeon Weighs In

Dr. Barry Waldman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Barry Waldman

I'm very much looking forward to where personalized medicine will take us. In the future, we may be able to make more accurate hip replacements, shoulder replacements and even smaller joints like the elbow and ankle.

To Knee or Not to Knee: Three Things to Consider Before You Say, 'I Want a Knee Replacement'

Martha Nelson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

Now on the other side of the decision, here are the three things I think are important to understand as you decide whether to have knee replacement surgery.

This Surgery Improves Sex Life For Chronic Pain Sufferers

Posted 03.19.2013 | Fifty

Osteoarthritis-related joint replacement surgery -- particularly for knees and hips -- has another bonus besides decreasing chronic pain: it can impr...

5 Tips to Avoid Knee-Replacement Surgery

Steven Sampson, D.O. | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Steven Sampson, D.O.

Once thought of a disease in the elderly, osteoarthritis is becoming more and more common in women and in younger patients. Here are five steps you can take to keep your knee joints healthy and avoid the knife.

Which Surgery Is On The Rise Among Boomers?

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 09.26.2012 | Fifty

CHICAGO -- Just like age-defying baby boomers, older folks have seen a surge in knee replacement surgeries, driven partly by a desire to stay active a...

Are All Knee Replacements Really Safe And Effective?

| Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living

As the U.S. population ages and continues packing on the pounds, knee replacement surgeries are becoming increasingly common. More than 650,000 total ...

Knee Replacement Implant: Approval Revoked By FDA

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Almost two years ago, the Food and Drug Administration ignored the advice of its scientists and approved a knee implant after being...

Follow Up -- Innovative MRI Technique Helps Identify Mystery Knee Pain following Knee Replacement

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Recently, a police officer underwent two surgeries including a partial knee replacement . When he walked he had severe pain and would hear a "popping noise." He also had trouble walking, even with a cane.

Radiology Myth Buster: It is Dangerous to Have an MRI After Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

The MR exam is important because early diagnosis allows the doctor and patient to determine potential treatment options that may prolong the anticipated benefits expected from the joint replacement.