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7 Medical Myths Debunked

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

If you consider each of these myths individually, you'll find that the "common sense" answer is almost always the right answer. It is amusing to note, though, that sensible answers are not always common.

The Biceps Tendon: A Mistreated and Misunderstood Friend

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The future, clearly, is not in the removal of major attachments of muscles. It will lie in novel ways of stimulating healing of injured tendons such as the biceps. These advances are on the way.

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.

Ballet Dancers and ACL Injuries

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

The more we ask our artists to perform as athletes, the more we must treat them as both. Few populations have a better mind/body awareness than ballet dancers. It's a thrill to help restore that integration -- not only for their benefit, but for ours as an audience as well.

Tennis Elbow: Pain in the Wings

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Recognizing the injury as soon as it occurs, treating the tissue with love and stimulation, then adding growth factors when necessary define the 21st century approach to tennis elbow -- and to most other soft tissue injuries as well.

Why Kneecapping Your Opponent Works

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Today, with customized and accurate placement, people suffering from damage leading to arthritis of the kneecap can overcome the lifelong curse of the gangsters' wrath.

Achilles Tendon Ruptures: The Scourge of the Mid-Life Male Athlete

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Could new scanning techniques identify Achilles tendons at risk? Could certain supplements speed the strengthening of the tendon after repair? And can we make the phrase "his Achilles heel" obsolete?

Cortisone: The End of an Era

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

There are, of course, times when healing won't occur and cortisone can be symptomatically helpful, but our job is to figure out how to promote healing in those tough situations as well as the more straightforward overuse cases.

Regrow Your Knee: How a Meniscus Implant Can Encourage Self-Healing

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The availability of the CMI is good news for people who badly tear their meniscus cartilage. Ideally, meniscus cartilage tears must be repaired and reconstructed when they are freshly diagnosed

Post Op Pain: You Don't Have to Suffer From It

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Suffering from pain after surgery is one of the most feared experiences in medical care. Yet this fear is unnecessary. Why? Because pain is largely preventable. Here's what you can do to prevent pain after your surgery.

Spinal Rotation Variations

Jenn Zerling | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Zerling

The spine is built to move forward, back and through rotation. The problem is, modern-day society forgets to work the backward motion of the spine, o...

The Degradative Soup of Injury and Arthritis

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The biologic era of joint repair is evolving so rapidly that removing injured tissues may soon be a surgical procedure of the past. Repairing, regenerating, and replacing tissues with natural tissues as opposed to artificial materials, is the path keeping biologics firmly ahead of bionics in orthopedics.

How to Have a Good Knee Replacement

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Artificial joint replacement is the last resort for most people when their knees have worn out. Fortunately, the procedure itself has become much less painful, far quicker, and more accurate; and it has a faster recovery time than ever before, if the best techniques are used.

Joint Injections: The Next Generation

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

To repair the cause of injured joints, many physicians are now turning to injections, which work to stimulate and speed up the body's natural healing process. To understand how these injections work, it's helpful to know how the body responds to injury.

Soccer Might Make Us Dumber

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Why is it that the fun and satisfaction of participating in sports overwhelms our recognition that they could significantly destroy our body, be it the knee or the brain? The answer, I believe, is that as athletes we just can't comprehend the impact of the damage.

The (Mismatched) Evolution of Man and Its Influence on Injury

Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT | Posted 12.06.2014 | Science
Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT

The fundamental ethos of natural selection dictates that species optimally adapt to a given environment over time. If the environment during a given time is unlike the environment that the species adapted to, the species is considered mismatched, in that its traits are no longer optimal for that environment.

Stem Cells Can Help Rebuild Joints

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

There is still much to be explored in the area of stem cells and regenerative orthopedics, and we are excited to be a part of it. Harnessing stem cells to speed healing and cure disease is a crucial part of injury and arthritis treatment today.

When a Little League Injury Is a Major League Problem

Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Sports
Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D.

Kids as young as six and seven now routinely play one sport all year round, not just to the detriment of their experience, but increasingly at their physical peril.

Longevity vs. Durability: Can You Have Both?

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

We've extended the warranty on the human heart, and people are living longer. We've improved care for skin, and people look better. But it's your frame that gets you where you need to go whenever you need to get there.

Steps and Missteps

Stacey Gordon | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

They may fall, but when they do, our job is to offer them a hand up, and that hand should not be attached to conditions or control.

Physical Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

As a surgeon, I wouldn't want to work without a team of PTs. They have knowledge and skills that I don't have and together we're able to get a 360-degree picture of our patients and help them back to full strength.

To Save American Medicine, Look to Rural Doctors

Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D.

If you're looking for the moving, dramatic, and intimate hospital environment you see on TV, and for the passion and commitment that make doctors such great subjects for hit shows, forget about big cities and their grind, and head down south.

The Joys of Knee Surgery

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

I can't really say there's anything stranger or less understandable than having your surgeon approach you minutes after you've woken up in the recovery room to tell you exactly what he just did to your completely immobilized naked body.

Knee Replacement Recovery: Get Ready for the 3 'Powerful P' Experiences

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

The evening after knee replacement surgery, I was startled to see the size of my right leg. Having been sliced and diced, stitched and stapled, it was seemed as if I had gained ten pounds, all in that leg.

Along With Gold and Glory, Injuries a Growing Pain for Female Athletes

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Energy isn't an issue for women in athletics. But we also know that female athletes are at a much greater risk for certain musculoskeletal injuries than their male counterparts.