Kevin Stone

Washing hands frequently remains important in the battle to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Courtesy photo)

Updated perspectives of COVID: October 2020

Mask-wearing, hand-washing, testing are still best protections

Washing hands frequently remains important in the battle to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Courtesy photo)
Start by meditating and reading. Look within and without. (Courtesy photo)

Use this time to blossom in place

Tips for growing from within as you shelter in place

Start by meditating and reading. Look within and without. (Courtesy photo)
We are doing what we can to sterilize our environments, but it can have consequences. (Courtesy photo)

Why are some people more susceptible to infection?

The response to the current threat of infection may be helpful, but it also may portend problems.

We are doing what we can to sterilize our environments, but it can have consequences. (Courtesy photo)
In most cases, surgery is the best treatment for a young person with a torn rotator cuff.

Conservative care versus operative care

Sometimes surgery is the best treatment option

In most cases, surgery is the best treatment for a young person with a torn rotator cuff.
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Weight gain for the too thin

Too thin, too little muscle, too lean, too stressed; all describe many…

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Don’t open the Achilles

The ruptured Achilles tendon heals beautifully when repaired. It just doesn’t need…

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Sit up

Kevin R. Stone, MD Sit up. Just like your mother told you…

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While certain very small tears of the ACL (generally in women over the age of 40) can be healed effectively with sutures and scaffolds, all the others stretch out the repair over time. (Courtesy photo)

Why ACL repairs often fail

A few do very well. Most do not.

While certain very small tears of the ACL (generally in women over the age of 40) can be healed effectively with sutures and scaffolds, all the others stretch out the repair over time. (Courtesy photo)
In places such as Austria, the UK, and Chile—where everyone is automatically opted in—90 percent of people are organ donors. (Courtesy photo)

Opt in to donate your organs

Orthopaedic tissues, such as meniscus and articular cartilage, are also in short supply.

In places such as Austria, the UK, and Chile—where everyone is automatically opted in—90 percent of people are organ donors. (Courtesy photo)
Total knee replacements are a godsend to people. So what is wrong? (Courtesy photo)

Why most total knee replacements are not needed

This year, in the United States alone, the number of total knee replacements will exceed 600,000.

Total knee replacements are a godsend to people. So what is wrong? (Courtesy photo)
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Rotator cuff injuries revisited

The rotator cuff of the shoulder has four major tendons. The supraspinatus—the…

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Risk exposure time

Risk exposure time

The increasing number of injuries in all sports for all ages begs…

Risk exposure time
The FDA currently does not know how to regulate therapies involving birth tissues. (Courtesy photo)

Examining the birth tissue revolution

Birth tissues products donated by the mothers when they give birth are the new fountain of youth used in many fields of medicine.

The FDA currently does not know how to regulate therapies involving birth tissues. (Courtesy photo)
Achilles Tears: The Debate Continues

Achilles Tears: The Debate Continues

Achilles tendon ruptures are in the news. Season-ending, will take a year…

Achilles Tears: The Debate Continues
Whether Kevin Durant’s calf strain can be healed through non-operative interventions will be seen through his jump shot. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breaking down calf strains

Until recently, it was believed most injured muscles couldn’t be fully restored

Whether Kevin Durant’s calf strain can be healed through non-operative interventions will be seen through his jump shot. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Selectively targeting specific tissues with the right combination of supplements and drugs may make our joints happier. (Courtesy photo)

Emerging evidence shows wider benefits of supplements

Until recently, few supplements showed adequate benefits. But this is about to change.

Selectively targeting specific tissues with the right combination of supplements and drugs may make our joints happier. (Courtesy photo)
The consequences of unhealed stress fractures can be severe. (Courtesy photo)

Dealing with stress fractures

Stress fractures happen to athletes at the worst of times.

The consequences of unhealed stress fractures can be severe. (Courtesy photo)
Testosterone is reduced significantly in people who get less than eight hours of sleep per night, making them function as a person a decade older. (Courtesy photo)

Counting the many reasons to get eight hours of sleep

The data is now overwhelming. Eight hours of sleep each night is what humans need for optimal health and performance.

Testosterone is reduced significantly in people who get less than eight hours of sleep per night, making them function as a person a decade older. (Courtesy photo)
All of the tissues in a human body work better when well hydrated. (Courtesy photo)

The key to a healthy diet: Protein and water

Diets come and go. Advice on water, supplements, energy drinks, and food choices vary like the wind.

All of the tissues in a human body work better when well hydrated. (Courtesy photo)
Once you go soft you are never going back

Once you go soft you are never going back

New boot designs keep skiers on their feet

Once you go soft you are never going back