Howard Luks MD — Orthopedist Navigating the Intersection of Social Media and Healthcare
By Howard J. Luks, MD|November 29th, 2015|
The clavicle or collar bone is one of the most commonly broken bones in our body. The clavicle will break or fracture if you fall onto the side of your shoulder. You will notice pain, and you will usually notice a bump in the middle of your collar bone.
The treatment trends for a broken
By Howard J. Luks, MD|November 19th, 2015|
After you have recovered from the initial pain of your ACL surgery, you will start to wonder what activities are acceptable to perform after ACL surgery, and what activities you might need to avoid to protect your new ACL.
Most people who pursue an ACL reconstruction were very active prior to the injury. Your new
By Howard J. Luks, MD|November 18th, 2015|
Pain on the outside (trochanteric region) of the thigh or hip is the most common location for hip pain. Hip pain can also occur in the groin or the buttock. Many of you with pain in this area are miserable. The pain interferes with your sleep and with many of your activities.
In decades gone by
By Howard J. Luks, MD|November 10th, 2015|
The recovery from rotator cuff surgery is far longer than most of us find acceptable. The issue is the “biology of tendon healing”. It takes the repaired rotator cuff tendon far longer to heal then most realize. If your activity increases too rapidly you place yourself at risk for developing a new rotator cuff
By Howard J. Luks, MD|November 3rd, 2015|
Sue was an amazing nurse. Despite 20 years of experience, she maintained a style and workflow that brought unsurpassed comfort to her patients. Nearly every patient who was under her care during their hospital stay remarked about how incredible she was.
Nearly a year ago, Sue realized it was time to start considering a change
By Howard J. Luks, MD|November 1st, 2015|
Why is an Orthopedist talking about dietary habits… because it is important. All I know about nutrition I learned after medical school. Schools do a poor job at educating doctors… and hence, docs do a poor job at counseling patients about the huge impact that their diet has on their overall health. The number
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 29th, 2015|
Many people suffer from shoulder pain due to rotator cuff tears. Many small rotator cuff tears are managed very well without surgery. While the tear might not have healed, you have very little residual pain and you are working and pleased with your quality of life. Despite the fact that you feel better, many
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 27th, 2015|
A plica is felt to be a common cause of knee pain. There is a lot of misunderstanding about a medial plica. Let’s try and set the record straight on what a plica is and how it can be treated.
What is a Plica?
We believe that a plica forms during your development in the uterus.
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 24th, 2015|
The meniscus is a c-shaped cartilage disc in the knee. The incidence of meniscus tears in children is on the rise. Because of their significant importance for a healthy knee, meniscus preservation or repair is essential, especially in a knee of a child.
The meniscus serves a critical function. They are shock absorbers. Without an intact,
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 22nd, 2015|
Overuse injuries are common in runners and active individuals alike. Shin splints are one of the most common overuse injuries we see. Unfortunately, many people refer to any pain along their shin as shin splints. That’s not true. The term shin splints refers to a very specific entrity. A proper diagnosis is of paramount