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Minding the Gap

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.

Dr. Kevin R. Stone on running and playing sports after partial knee replacement

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…”

Dr. Kevin R. Stone: Old bodies and old boats have a lot in common

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

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kevin R. Stone: Knee Replacement as an Outpatient

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

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kevin R. Stone: Surgery Can Make You Worse

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

Dr. Kevin R. Stone: Cortisone can make things worse (and what to do instead)

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

Getting back into an active life after total knee replacement

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

Osteoarthritis Soup: How injury triggers release of arthritis causing enzymes

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

How to have a good knee replacement: Tips from Dr. Stone

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.

Curved Legs? Tissue replacement could help you avoid an osteotomy

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

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