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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.

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  • I was born with two defective knees they call double jointed the patella doesn’t stay in their.socket .I am now 59 years old I had one right knee patella moved over 1978 but not the left one .As of today my knees are starting to wake me at night and they are grinding you can hear them crunch . I belong to a knee study program at Unversity of Pittsburgh OAI about 10 years and they did tell me the Cartilage was wearing ,done MRIs measurements and x-rays in the study . On Monday, October 10 2916 I have my first visit to the orthopedic doctor at West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15224 Dr. John J. Christoforette (11years) sports Medical Specialist I will utilize some of your information that I have read today and thank you very much

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