Cartilage defects are a potentially serious issue in any joint.  A large enough defect can lead to pain, catching, snapping, instability and potentially osteoarthritis, even at a young age.

In this particular case, the labrum (cartilage disc around the socket of the shoulder) was advanced to cover the cartilage defect….  a very effective remedy based on the location of the defect.

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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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