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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 “Why is my little finger numb? Ulnar Nerve Compression

  • I have numb pinky & ring finger since I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 3years ago .Is there any chance of treatment that is appropriate ?

    • HI John .. It depends on what the underlying cause is. If you have “cubital tunnel syndrome” or isolated compression of the ulnar nerve then surgery is often successful. if your nerve tests show this is caused by a neuropathy due to diabetes then the surgery may not be successful.

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