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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 “Results of Orthopedic Surgery – Volume Matters

  • Morning Howard:

    That is exactly the advice I gave to my brother, who was having chest pain for a few days, became sweaty, and when he presented to the ER had a BP of 170/120, which is suspicious, to say the least.

    He underwent a battery of radiographic studies, blood tests, serial EKG, all negative, and the ole cardiac cath was looming on the horizon.

    His cardiologist did not order it, because his symptoms, for now, have stopped.

    HOWEVER, if his cardiologist wanted to do it, what you wrote would have appled to this invasive procedure also. I would have suggested that he undergo that procedure with a cardiologist that was very, very, very experienced.

    The same as total knees, and meniscectomies, etc.

    john bennett md

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