Dr. Howard Luks, MD

Dr. Howard Luks, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. Howard Luks, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hawthorne, NY and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

19 Bradhurst Ave # 1300N

Hawthorne, NY 10532

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Luks performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 95% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Luks "Welcome, Im Howard Luks, a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with offices in Westchester and Dutchess Counties. You will be educated, your quality of life will be given significant priority in determining what next steps will be offered; you and I are a team! We will work together to help you achieve your desired goals. I want patients to understand that not all MRI findings require surgery. More often than not there are nonoperative solutions and options which can return you to your desired level of activity. If surgery is necessary. I want my website to provide patients with a wealth of information to supplement what I have told them in the office, so they can make an informed decision, the essence of shared decision making. We all have different values and different goals. Therefore one treatment is not right for all."

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6  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

86  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

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65  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Muhlenberg College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Long Island Jewish Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Hospital For Joint Diseases
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • US News and World Report: One of Americas leading Sports Medicine Physicians, -
  • Westchester County : One of the top 5 Sports Medicine Physicians, -
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Luks' Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Luks to family and friends
39 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
    (35)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Luks' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Very unhappy.Never took a exray of my knees in 5 years.Just gave me jell injections.zi went for a second opinion and she took exrays of my knees Said i have severe arthritis and bone on bone and need a knee Replacement asap.Very angry in pain every day and night. I am reporting him to the Medical...more
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Dr. Luks is great at taking the right course after asking good questions and listening. He is focused on me and not distracted, and will use different techniques to assess a situation. He is also excellent at explaining his thinking and helping me understand more about the problem I'm having.
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He performed my second knee replacement and yes i will say it was painful but Dr. Luks did his job to make sure i was comfortable..He takes very good care of his patients.. He's a very smart Doctor and knows what he's talking about. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an orthopedic...more
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