Howard Luks MD — Orthopedist Navigating the Intersection of Social Media and Healthcare
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 28th, 2014|
Why do I need physical therapy after my ACL reconstruction?
You would be surprised at how often that question arises. Many people do not understand that how we jump, pivot, land and train has a lot to do with our risk of developing an ACL tear in the first place. If you have torn your […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 25th, 2014|
If you are an athlete with an ACL injury or if you are the parent of a student athlete with an ACL injury, you will likely have many questions regarding how the injury should be managed before, during and after surgery.
In our prior series with expert ACL surgeons we discussed which athletes should consider […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 21st, 2014|
In episode 4 we explore a biological approach to various common orthopedic issues such as rotator cuff tears. For too long, Orthopedists and the medical device industry has singularly focused on the mechanical aspects of a surgical approach eg. a stronger suture, a stronger screw. Many procedural failures have a biological cause. Why didn’t […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 20th, 2014|
The parents of an ACL injured athlete faces many challenging choices.
Is ACL surgery necessary?
Which ACL surgery technique best suits my child’s needs?
When can they return to sports after ACL surgery?
In our Expert Opinion series on ACL injuries we have covered many of these questions from the viewpoint of the Orthopedic Surgeon.
Who should consider ACL […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 19th, 2014|
ACL injuries are catastrophic for our young athletes. An ACL injury impacts not only their physical well being, but their emotional well being. Furthermore, an ACL injury could have lifelong implications—despite expert care. The parents of our athletes are searching for the most timely, relevant information out there to assist them in their decision making:
Who should treat their […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 16th, 2014|
Returning to your chosen sport or activity is your number goal after ACL surgery. As we have discussed in many previous posts (here and here), there are many variables that go into determining when you can try to return to sports. The primary goal of your physical therapy early on is to get back […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 13th, 2014|
When you are considering ACL Surgery, choosing which ACL replacement graft to use is not always an easy decision.
This will be the second post in our “Straightforward Diagnosis, 5 Professional Opinion Series”. Our first post focused on our approach to an 18 year old athlete and how we determined who needed to consider ACL surgery and […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 12th, 2014|
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 10th, 2014|
The pain of osteoarthritis can be crippling. While injections, physical therapy and medications help many, there are many more who are facing a knee replacement. A knee replacement is considered when non-surgical measures fail to control your pain AND your quality of life is very poor because of the pain you are experiencing. You […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 9th, 2014|
ACL tears are are occurring at an alarming rate. With lifelong implications, an ACL tear can be a devastating injury in a teenager. While 80% of athletes can expect to return to sports, that means that 20% will not. More worrisome is a re-tear rate of 15-20% despite a well performed reconstruction and well […]