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New surgery can help bring back shoulder function after injury. January 2019.

January 15, 2019 / In Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine / By Austin V. Stone, MD, PhD

Written by Dr. Austin Stone, a knee and shoulder specialist at UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine.

A massive rotator cuff tear is a common shoulder injury, but it can leave you inactive and away from your favorite activities. Although traumatic massive rotator cuff tears are usually fixed soon after the injury, large, chronic tears can be more challenging to treat. A traumatic massive rotator cuff tear can commonly occur after a fall on an outstretched hand while a chronic tear may develop over time and is associated with weakness and nighttime shoulder pain.

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Innovative new treatment offers pain relief for knee osteoarthritis. February 2019.

February 11, 2019 / in Orthopaedics & sports medicine / by Austin V. Stone, MD, PhD

Written by Dr. Austin Stone, a knee and shoulder specialist at UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine.

Knee osteoarthritis is a painful condition that can leave you benched from your favorite sports and hobbies. Although end-stage osteoarthritis is often treated with a total joint replacement, the treatment options for early to moderate arthritis have been limited until recently.

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Understanding Orthobiologics: PRP and Stem Cells

December 11, 2019 / In Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine / By Austin V. Stone, MD, PhD

Written by Dr. Austin Stone, a knee and shoulder specialist at UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine.

If you follow pro or college sports, you may have noticed that biologic treatments for orthopaedic injuries are an emerging trend. And with local and national “regenerative” clinics touting the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells, you may have some questions.

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