Kevin R. Stone

Today, high school athletes are more specialized, which can lead to injury. A modified CrossFit program could solve some of those problems. (Courtesy photo)

CrossFit for high schoolers

“To be a high school recruit in any major sport, you have…

 

Despite their popularity, cortisone injections can weaken the issues in the knee and inhibit healing. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Don’t worry, it’s just a little prick

Injections to the knee joint used to be scary, and almost always…

 

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater lies on the field after being hit during an NFL game earlier this season. Bridgewater would later be diagnosed with a concussion. (Ann Heisenfelt/2015 AP)

Concussions: What we choose to ignore

Concussions are in vogue. Everyone, it seems, is paying attention to concussions…

 

The future of treating biceps tendons will rely on doctors identifying new, creative ways to stimulate the tendons without major attachments of muscle. (Courtesy photo)

Biceps tendon: A mistreated, misunderstood friend

The biceps tendon is not having a good era. It is frequently…

The future of treating biceps tendons will rely on doctors identifying new, creative ways to stimulate the tendons without major attachments of muscle. (Courtesy photo)
Partial knee replacement for athletes

Partial knee replacement for athletes

Knees don’t wear out evenly. In fact, they don’t wear out at…

Partial knee replacement for athletes

Stone: Stem cells don’t make cartilage

Stem cell-based therapies, in which the body's own cells are stimulated to…

Cortisone has been used to help reduce pain in a joint such as an elbow

Stone: The end of an era for cortisone

Cortisone is a therapeutic drug used to fight ailments ranging from asthma…

Cortisone has been used to help reduce pain in a joint such as an elbow
No one quite knows how memories are stored or how they can be easily accessed.

Memories: They are all there

Knowledge is expanding. Lines are blurring between the physical and digital, between humans…

No one quite knows how memories are stored or how they can be easily accessed.
Progress is being made in finding a cure for cancer

The end of antibiotics and chemotherapy

Traditional, and clearly awful, treatments to cure cancers and infections involve killing…

Progress is being made in finding a cure for cancer
Don't wait if you are considering a total knee replacement.

Total joint replacement for athletes

When it comes to total joint replacements, traditional advice is: Wait for…

Don't wait if you are considering a total knee replacement.
New studies indicate swelling from injuries

The degradative soup of injury and arthritis

Injury to joint tissues used to be thought of in primarily mechanical…

New studies indicate swelling from injuries
Before an operation

Post-op pain: You don't have to suffer from it

Suffering from pain after surgery is one of the most feared experiences…

Before an operation
When selecting a physical therapist

What to look for in a physical therapist

Physical therapy can be the key to rapid recovery from injuries, prevention…

When selecting a physical therapist
The Cricket World Cup is approaching and will be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Crazy about baseball? Try cricket

Doctor's note: This week, I'm handing over the column to Dr. Irfan…

The Cricket World Cup is approaching and will be held in Australia and New Zealand.
Kicking back and staying home on a Monday can do wonders for your spiritual self.

Pushing in the clutch

Take Monday morning off. It will feel very odd. Usually on a…

Kicking back and staying home on a Monday can do wonders for your spiritual self.
Doctors have a number of options when it comes to joint injections.

The next generation of joint injections

Joints sometimes hurt. Like well-oiled machines, occasionally the oil runs thin, the…

Doctors have a number of options when it comes to joint injections.
A replacement anterior cruciate ligament recently used in surgery was made out of a pig ligament

Ligaments and tendons of the future

Imagine that in the future, you badly tore a ligament or a…

A replacement anterior cruciate ligament recently used in surgery was made out of a pig ligament
The knee has a handful of ligaments other than the ACL that should be checked out when your knee is injured.

Injured your ACL? Take care of your other knee ligaments, too

The knee is tied together by more than just the anterior cruciate…

The knee has a handful of ligaments other than the ACL that should be checked out when your knee is injured.

How to have a good knee replacement

Artificial joint replacement is the last resort for most people when their…

Microfracture surgery might be great short-term

Why microfracture fails

Microfracture is a surgical technique used to repair damaged articular cartilage by…

Microfracture surgery might be great short-term