Howard Luks MD — Orthopedist Navigating the Intersection of Social Media and Healthcare
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 24th, 2016|
The medial collateral ligament or the MCL is a large ligament running along the inner side of the knee. The MCL helps prevent the knee from caving inward. MCL injuries can occur from being hit on the outside of your knee. As we saw with Steph Curry, an MCL injury can also occur if
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 22nd, 2016|
Tom was a gifted runner. At 50 he could cross the finish line after running 26.2 miles in under 2:40. During the summer he was a laid back member of one of my running clubs. His pace slowed, and we shared many great stories as we ran 10 miles through some of the most
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 19th, 2016|
Most ACL injuries occur after a non-contact twisting injury. ACL tears can also occur after being struck on the side of your leg. Most athletes will pivot or twist, run and feel a pop in their knee. Then they are left wondering “Did I Tear My ACL”?
I’ve heard the story far too many
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 11th, 2016|
Meniscus tears or injuries are very common. Because of the significant amount of turning and pivoting with golf, the meniscus is under a lot of stress. Golfing can cause meniscus tears, but they are not the most common golfing injury. Meniscus tears might also hurt more in golfers because of the constant twisting motion.
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 10th, 2016|
Knee replacement surgery is performed for people with severe pain and poor quality of life due to arthritis. As the baby boomer generation ages the number of knee replacements performed every year continues to rise. The decision to undergo a knee replacement is a big one. There are many risks associated with a
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 9th, 2016|
Meniscus surgery is one of the most commonly performed operations by Orthopedic Surgeons. Most of the recent published literature tells us that many of you do not require surgery for your degenerative meniscus tear. Should I have meniscus surgery is an important question you should be asking your doctor and yourself.
The meniscus is a cartilage
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 3rd, 2016|
A Bakers cyst is a fluid filled sac that can form in the back of your knee. When the cyst is large, it will cause a bulge in the back of your knee. If the cyst is large enough you might have a feeling of fullness or tightness in the back of your knee.
By Howard J. Luks, MD|September 26th, 2016|
A frozen shoulder is simply a shoulder that is stiff and doesn’t move as much as your other one. Recovery from a frozen shoulder can take months and usually does not involve surgery.
Adhesive capsulitis is the medical term for a frozen shoulder. If you think about it the phrase makes sense. Pain, sometimes
By Howard J. Luks, MD|September 24th, 2016|
The popularity of high intensity interval training is increasing dramatically. These are also referred to as HIIT workouts. For those who want to bring their fitness to a new level, or for those who want the benefits of exercise without having to workout or run for 45 minutes a day, high intensity training might
By Howard J. Luks, MD|September 17th, 2016|
The pectoralis major is a very large muscle group on your chest. It is a very powerful muscle that is usually ruptured or torn in weight lifters by bench pressing. The story usually goes something like this….
You were bench pressing, your heard a series of pops and the bar came down to your chest