Howard Luks MD — Orthopedist Navigating the Intersection of Social Media and Healthcare
By Howard J. Luks, MD|May 25th, 2016|
Are we letting our athletes return to sports too soon after a serious hamstring injury?
Hamstring injuries are quite common in sports involving sprinting and jumping. A major problem associated with hamstring injury is the risk of reinjury. The precise time to return an athlete to sports after a posterior chain injury is unknown. Hamstring
By Howard J. Luks, MD|May 21st, 2016|
One of my goals is to get as many of you as possible to adopt healthier lifestyles. That means eating better and exercising more. Planning on exercising is one thing… starting it and keeping up with it is an entirely different story. Over the last 2 years I have questioned you extensively to evaluate which
By Howard J. Luks, MD|May 16th, 2016|
With patella subluxation, the kneecap is not moving in a groove on the top of the femur properly. Patella subluxation, or malalignment is a common cause of pain in the front of your knee.
The patella or the kneecap serves an important function. The patella serves as an attachment point for the quadriceps and patella
By Howard J. Luks, MD|May 5th, 2016|
Upwards of 400,000 people will tear their ACL this year. Many of those athletes will choose to have surgery for their ACL injury in order to allow them to return to sports. For the last few decades the surgery we preformed, and still perform today is an anatomical reconstruction, or replacement of your
By Howard J. Luks, MD|May 2nd, 2016|
Single sport participation can be defined as the deliberate advancement of systematic training and planned competition …with the specific goal of guiding the child, on a long-term basis, to top achievement in sport.
Of course, there is agreement that the number of hours spent practicing a particular sport will result in a higher level of achievement
By Howard J. Luks, MD|April 30th, 2016|
Recovery is a weapon. Sounds brash, but it is true. It’s not unusual for me to see multiple 60 + year old runners, cyclists or triathletes in the office on any given day. Many of the people I see are pushing their training harder and harder. They are also trying to shorten and improve
By Howard J. Luks, MD|April 23rd, 2016|
Elbow pain is a very common reason to seek medical attention. Elbow pain is common in nearly all age groups, albeit for different reasons. It’s not unusual to have a young pitcher with elbow pain in one room and a 50 something in another room with severe elbow pain.
Elbow pain can be caused
By Howard J. Luks, MD|April 18th, 2016|
The function of a meniscus is to act as a shock absorber within the knee. We have two menisci. We have a medial meniscus on the inner side of our knee, and a lateral meniscus on the outer side of our knee.
Our knees witness an enormous amount of stress during daily activities. Each step
By Howard J. Luks, MD|April 10th, 2016|
Sudden cardiac death due to atherosclerosis is a tragedy that can strike any runner over the age of 35. Because we stress our bodies, many runners are at a higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac death than many of our sedentary friends. Why is that and what can we do to determine our risk
By Howard J. Luks, MD|March 31st, 2016|
An enormous number of people suffer due to the pain of Osteoarthritis of the knee. Because of fear about the complexity of knee replacement surgery and the significant pain and downtime involved, most knee arthritis sufferers are searching for information on how to manage knee arthritis pain without surgery.
With Osteoarthritis there is a