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Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Howard Luks specializes in the treatment of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. He has a very "social" patient centric approach and believes that the more you understand about your issue, the more informed your decisions will be. Ultimately your treatments and his recommendations will be based on proper communications, proper understanding, and shared decision-making principles – all geared to improve your quality of life.

2 comments on “When Can I Exercise After ACL Surgery?

  • Thanks for this writeup. It was very informative. When is an autograft in its weakest stage during healing after ACL surgery? I’ve heard different timelines ranging from 6 weeks to 3 months. Is this weakest stage timeline different for allografts?

    • both become weaker for many months before they start to revascularize. Most ACLs continue the process of healing for more than a year as the tissue is replaced and grows in new blood vessels.

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