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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 “Snapping Triceps Syndrome

  • I have snapping triceps syndrome(medial tricep tendon). I already had my nerve transposed and I still have the issue. When doing the tricep surgery do you just release the medial tricep entirely ? Or do you perform a reconstruction?

    • You just release the abnormal insertion medially. The rest of the triceps is left intact.

  • Hello, now invasive would a surgery be for someone who only experiences the snapping tricep portion but this is in both elbows ?

    • Well… that depends on your perspective. It does involve an incision. The incision is anywhere from 2-4 inches in length. There’s an important nerve that’s right next to the portion of the triceps that snaps. We need enough of an incision to see the nerve and the snapping tendon.

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