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Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr Luks specializes in the treatment of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. He has a very "social" patient centric approach and believes that the more you understand about your issue, the more informed your decisions will be. Ultimately your treatments and his recommendations will be based on proper communications, proper understanding, and shared decision making principles --- all geared to improve your quality of life. Please read our Disclaimer

3 comments on “I Don’t Consider My Online Presense To Be a Marketing Effort

  1. Dr. Luks,

    I am facing the decision of whether to have or not to have surgery for a complex meniscal tear. Your website is the absolute most comprehensive resource I have found on the internet with regard to this matter. I just want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to post the information that you are sharing. It is extremely relevant and helpful to anyone searching for answers to this type of question.

    My (soon to be ex) doctor is most definitely treating the MRI rather than treating me as a patient. When I asked about not having the surgery, my ortho stated ” then your knee will continue to hurt”. He recommended surgery even though I already have arthritis and bakers cysts in both of my knees. He never mentioned that the surgery may hasten the progression of my arthritis. He never mentioned that not having surgery was an option or suggested that I wait a few weeks to see if the knee feels better later.

    Finding your website has answered questions that I did not even know to ask. Now I know – and again, I thank you sincerely for so generously sharing your expertise. You are helping patients way, way beyond your immediate practice. I, for one, am very grateful.

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