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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.

3 comments on “How Do You Choose A Surgeon For Your ACL Surgery?

  • Thanks for the tips! I’ve been having trouble finding a good orthopedic surgeon lately. These tips should help me find the right surgeon to help with my condition. I really liked what you had to say in tip #4. It seems like the right surgeons would care about how well their patients recover from surgery. It’s very helpful to know that a good surgeon would recommend the best physical therapists to help their patients recover from surgery in the best way possible.

  • If you’re looking for an orthopedic surgeon to do your ACL surgery, it makes sense to find someone that performs that specific surgery a lot. I’m not sure how comfortable I’d be with picking someone that only does it a handful of times every year. I’d be a lot more trusting if they perform it over a hundred times, like you had mentioned.

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