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The first is the interval from when a joint is injured to when arthritis sets in.The second is from when arthritis sets in to when you are considered old enough for artificial joint replacement surgery. For the knee, shoulder and ankle injuries that I’ve treated, these gaps have ranged from years to decades. But as we move into the 21st century, those gaps are looking very different.
When it comes to partial knee replacement Dr. Stone's patients often ask, “Can I run, can I play sports, can I return to my full range of activities?” His answer? “Yes, but…”
Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kevin R. Stone notes that every time an old boat gets taken out for a sail, something breaks. Bodies are similar. With both, the secret is maintenance
Dr. Kevin R. Stone on how knee replacement can now be done as outpatient, thanks to computerized surgical planning, robotic arms, and new ways to prevent pain
In his latest for CreakyJoints, Kevin R. Stone, MD, on how sometimes the best efforts to repair a problem with surgery can in fact make it a lot worse
Orthopedic Surgeon Kevin R. Stone, MD, says the cortisone era is over: "We now know that a cortisone injection interferes with the body’s natural healing process." Find out about alternatives in Dr. Stone's latest for CreakyJoints
After your total knee replacement, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kevin Stone says if you exercise more than you have in years and work on muscle building and weight optimization, you can likely return to most sports
Orthopedic Surgeon Kevin R. Stone, MD, a pioneer of advanced orthopedic surgical & rehabilitation techniques, on how meniscus injury may trigger release of osteoarthritis causing enzymes
Are you due to have a total knee replacement? You can take steps to have the best outcome possible according to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin R. Stone. Here are tips for what to do, before, during and after surgery.
Osteoarthritis of the knee can result in knock-knees or bowed legs, and is often treated with an osteotomy. Dr. Kevin R. Stone on how tissue replacement could help avoid this procedure