From patient to physician, one University of Kentucky researcher is focused on helping Kentuckians gain a better quality of life after injuries to their joints.

Austin Stone, MD, PhD, a UK HealthCare orthopaedic surgeon and an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine in the UK College of Medicine, was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for a two-year study on posttraumatic osteoarthritis in knees and therapies for prevention.

For this "UK at the Half," Stone talks about his work toward a comprehensive understanding of the disease process and how cartilage and other joint tissues respond to injury. He’s studying several factors in the progression of arthritis.

Stone’s research also concentrates on understanding which portions of physical therapy help patients with their performance and return them to everyday life.

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