Howard Luks MD — Orthopedist Navigating the Intersection of Social Media and Healthcare
By Howard J. Luks, MD|July 14th, 2014|
The hashtag has evolved enormously over the last few years. Back in the dark ages of Twitter’s go-live, only the most savvy of Twitter’s users recognized the importance and opportunities the hashtag posed.
Last night while eating I was asked by my youngest for a glass of “hashtag” milk – “hashtag” please :-).
The hashtag has […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|June 19th, 2014|
Many of you are searching for knee replacement alternatives. Your knee pain from arthritis is starting to interfere with your quality of life. You have searched Google, you have spoken to friends. You have heard about gel injections, stem cells, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections as well as various supplements which promise you a […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|June 16th, 2014|
Experiencing the ride of an electric vehicle should be a relatively silent one.
It wasn’t on this particular day. A bizarre, and annoying hum came from the rear of the car.
Within a second the senior technician now riding shotgun made the diagnosis — a remedy was suggested, then executed, and I was on my way.
Something seems […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|June 14th, 2014|
It was a brutally humid day … it was not the best day for our AC to kick off.
Opinion 1. “I should be able to get a new unit up and running for you in a day… for about $2400″
Opinion 2. “Not sure what’s wrong .. but the unit is 8 years old so […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|June 4th, 2014|
Did you know the majority of Orthopedic Surgeons perform only a handful of ACL reconstructions a year. Usually less than one per month. Does that matter? There are some surgeons who may perform 15-20 operations a day? Are they better?
ACL tears are increasing at an alarming rate. Most children require an ACL reconstruction to […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|May 29th, 2014|
Surgery. It’s a scary word. Especially if it is preceded by the words “you need”. No matter what type of surgery you may be considering, many concerns will arise, and you will likely fear the worst. Many of the logical issues you are concerned about include:
Is my surgeon competent?
Is the hospital competent?
What if I […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|May 28th, 2014|
Face it… getting us to change our unhealthy habits and behavior is NOT easy.
Your phone can deliver a wealth of information at the click of a button. Content, reminders, and how-to’s are all right there at your fingertips. For the uninspired, that small task of querying your phone may be considered “work”, as […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|May 26th, 2014|
Exercise. Most of us commit to it on January 1st, and think about it again the next January. But, for the few that continue on their quest – confusion abounds.
What is the best routine?
What is the proper frequency?
How many reps?
How much weight?
You’re not alone… and even the “experts” might not be able to answer […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|May 19th, 2014|
You are considering rotator cuff surgery and you are concerned about your rotator cuff healing.
Will I be back to “normal”?
Rotator cuff healing is a very complex topic. Why? Because the rotator cuff is a very complex structure. Unfortunately many of you will develop a rotator cuff tear or severe tendinosis (degeneration) of your rotator […]
By Howard J. Luks, MD|May 17th, 2014|
The evolution of social media in healthcare seems to be rapidly reaching a tipping point. There’s no shortage of speakers at hundreds of conferences, and there’s no shortage of activity on twitter elaborating upon many of the potential upsides. Thousands of physicians now utilize twitter as a means of communicating, sharing, learning, and staying […]