Howard Luks MD — Orthopedist Navigating the Intersection of Social Media and Healthcare
By Howard J. Luks, MD|January 26th, 2015|
Congratulations … you survived residency. Now what?
Thousands of residents from all over the country are actively considering their employment options. They are interviewing for positions at institutions, large multi-specialty groups or smaller groups across the country. It has never been more important for a resident to be well versed in the multitude of changes […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|January 20th, 2015|
A dignified man, mentally sharp and with clear blue eyes that can penetrate your soul sat before me. Next to him his wife of 51 years, and standing next to her their 3 children. His voice surprisingly soft, and muted — offered the probability that he was nervous. His attention unwavering. He appeared […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|January 17th, 2015|
Shoulder pain is very common. Should we obtain an MRI on everyone with shoulder pain?
The quick and obvious answer is no … but let’s explore why.
The rotator cuff is the most common source of pain in patients over the age of 30.
Rotator cuff tears are very common in people over 40.
The majority of rotator […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|December 29th, 2014|
When should we worry and what should we do?
As a pediatrician, I have heard parents attribute dozens of different issues to growing pains. Pediatricians just shake their heads.
I have also heard of pediatricians writing off child’s aches and pains as growing pains when there was something more significant going on.
Are located in […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|December 21st, 2014|
Rotator cuff tears are very common. The older you are, the more common they are. Why is that? What is the cause of rotator cuff tears?
More than 40% of patients over 60 will have a rotator cuff tear and not even know it
Most people with shoulder pain who are found to have a rotator […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|December 19th, 2014|
“You must have surgery … ”
20 something years ago I was faced with a very important decision. What specialty would I choose to pursue as a physician? There were many specialties that attracted me … but in the end, I chose Orthopedic Surgery. And why not? As a child I knew my Orthopedist […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|December 17th, 2014|
Mary is in excruciating pain. Waking up and stepping out of bed has become a dreaded activity. She remembers the days she would bolt out of bed and head out for a quick run before getting her children on the bus and herself off to work.
Osteoarthritis affects millions of people. Osteoarthritis produces more disabled […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|November 23rd, 2014|
The rotator cuff is a series of four small muscles that control your shoulder. Tears in the rotator cuff are very very common. It turns out that using the term “tear” really isn’t very accurate. Most rotator cuff tears are degenerative. That means thats your tissue simply wore out –it didn’t tear. It’s a […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|November 16th, 2014|
From the archives …
At its heart, digital media is about people, it is about relationships, and it is about communication. Establishing a digital footprint, rooted as a social media presence is about educating, engaging and growing your audience, improving outcomes, compliance and potentially the bottom line of your practice.
Why doctors should establish a social […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|November 3rd, 2014|
As anyone who has had an ACL reconstruction will tell you… it is a big deal. The recovery from ACL surgery is not simple.
Not only is an ACL reconstruction a painful surgery to endure, the recovery is long and the goal of returning to sports seems so far off for some.
Recent studies show that […]