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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 “Should I Have A Partial Knee Replacement?

  • I had partial knee replacement in Oxford UK on 18 March. Recently the knee has become stiffer if I sit for any length of time and the knee feels warmer than the unoperated knee. It has become more painful and recently my ankle has temporarily become swollen.
    I have just had a blood test and X-ray of the operated knee and I am waiting the results.
    I possibly have been walking too much.
    Any comment?

    • Very unlikely that walking too much will harm you. Inflammation following a partial or full knee replacement will take up to 6-8 months to fully resolve. The knee might stay warm, and swell with certain activities during that time frame. Assuming all tests look ok, and your doctor’s exams aren’t worrisome for infection, etc then I would not be worried.

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