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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.

4 comments on “ACL Tears and Young Athletes

  • As a two time ACL repair patient, I’m more concerned than I am knowledgeable. Dr. Luks, I appreciate your review of the issue and concerns, knowns and unknowns. In my case, quality of life meant making a conscious decision to continue to be active and play the sports I like. I’ll candidly say that I believe there will be continued advancements in joint replacement and arthritis treatments; I’m optimistic when (if?) I become symptomatic there will be new or improved treatment options. In other words, I felt like I made a sound decision on repair and returning to active life, even in that means replacement or other treatment in the future.

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