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Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Howard 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.

2 comments on “Meniscus Tears In Golfers

  • My PCP sent me for an MRI because of knee pain. The MRI reports says “Acute nondisplaced oblique tear of the posterior horn of the medical meniscus.”
    Do such tears heal by themselves? Is surgery inevitable?

    He thinks it may heal by itself but it has been 45 days since the pain started. The pain has lessened a little.

    I’m a senior citizen so I’m not sure if I should keep waiting for improvement or risk surgery.

    I will greatly appreciate your comments.

    thanks for being there!

    • Non harm in giving it more time to settle down. Physio might be a good option too. Talk with your doctor about it.

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