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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 “Is Single Sport Specialization Hurting Our Children

  • Thank you Dr. Luks, i live in a town That requires the travel soccer team to play all year starting in third grade.
    As an experienced ortho PTA with a BA in elementary Ed and Psychology the early specialization and yeAr long skill training in single sport starting at 8 years old is alarming. My 8 year old hasnt met a sport he doesnt like. he enjoys playing multiple sports and reaps the physical and mental benefits.
    I am putting together evidence based research for our soccer board. Hoping to have a positive influence on the program to benefit our childrens health and well -being now and in the future.
    Appreciate your blog!
    LisA davi

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