Kevin Stone

The advancement of total knee joint replacement is the most remarkable change in orthopedic care in the last decade. (Courtesy photo)

Here’s a new joint — now go home

Total knee joint replacement has become a day surgery procedure. This is…

The advancement of total knee joint replacement is the most remarkable change in orthopedic care in the last decade. (Courtesy photo)
Tennis star Maria Sharapova, who’s in hot water for testing positive for meldonium, may have been better off by simply explaining that her desire to win is what led her astray. (Aaron Favila/AP)

Sharapova: How could she?

Maria Sharapova. How could she blow her confession so badly? And why…

Tennis star Maria Sharapova, who’s in hot water for testing positive for meldonium, may have been better off by simply explaining that her desire to win is what led her astray. (Aaron Favila/AP)
Scientific advancements may enable humans to live for 150 years, but will it be a life worth living? (Courtesy Photo)

Longevity ain’t what it’s cracked up to be

The longevity movement is pushing science to explore the possibilities of keeping…

Scientific advancements may enable humans to live for 150 years, but will it be a life worth living? (Courtesy Photo)
There’s no true substitute to runnning, but those who struggle with the harsh impact on one’s knees can experiment with EliptiGO machines and running in the pool. (Courtesy photo)

Alternatives to running

There is nothing that truly replaces running. The endorphins released, the ease…

There’s no true substitute to runnning, but those who struggle with the harsh impact on one’s knees can experiment with EliptiGO machines and running in the pool. (Courtesy photo)
Dr. Kevin Stone works through his recovery from knee surgery. (Kevin Stone/Special to S.F. Examiner)

My Process of Healing

Ever since a college soccer injury almost 40 years ago, I’ve had…

Dr. Kevin Stone works through his recovery from knee surgery. (Kevin Stone/Special to S.F. Examiner)
If meditation hasn’t worked for you in the past, consider the benefits of fantasy, which requires no practice and is available to all. (Courtesy photo)

Stone: Can’t meditate? Fantasize

Meditation has become the prescription of choice for much of what ails…

If meditation hasn’t worked for you in the past, consider the benefits of fantasy, which requires no practice and is available to all. (Courtesy photo)
Dr. Stone shows off his knee at San Francisco Surgery Center in November. (Courtesy Kevin Stone)

Stone: How I chose my surgeon

Ever since a college soccer injury almost 40 years ago, I’ve had…

Dr. Stone shows off his knee at San Francisco Surgery Center in November. (Courtesy Kevin Stone)
Osteochrondritis dissecans is a deceptive name for when a portion of the weight-bearing surface of the knee joint becomes unstable or dislodged. (Courtesy photo)

OCD: Misnamed but no longer mistreated

Kids often get knee pain. When it persists, an X-ray may show…

Osteochrondritis dissecans is a deceptive name for when a portion of the weight-bearing surface of the knee joint becomes unstable or dislodged. (Courtesy photo)
Warriors point guard Stephen Curry's ability to play heavy minutes - and absorb tremendous force with his knees - only adds to his impressive pedigree. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Stephen Curry’s knees

When the Golden State Warriors take the court, their speed and precision…

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry's ability to play heavy minutes - and absorb tremendous force with his knees - only adds to his impressive pedigree. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Mind the gap with joint injuries

There are two critical time gaps in joint injuries. The first is…

The key to shoulder pain is figuring out what the cause is and how to avoid damaging the structures while trying to repair them. (Courtesy photo)

Shoulder pain: It may be an easy fix

Shoulder pain at night, pain when lifting a briefcase, pain with overhead…

The key to shoulder pain is figuring out what the cause is and how to avoid damaging the structures while trying to repair them. (Courtesy photo)
In the future, health care providers will be able to use technology to proactively treat patients before they fall ill.

Health care vs. disease care

In medicine, we don’t tell you what is about to happen because…

In the future, health care providers will be able to use technology to proactively treat patients before they fall ill.