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Dr. Robert Gluck

Hand Surgery
New Hyde Park, NY
40 years experience male

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Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Fellowship trained in Orthopedic Hand and Microsurgery with Board Certification in Surgery as well as Certification with added qualifications in Hand Surgery. Director of Healthy Hands Center @ www.myhandhealth.com Former, Chief of Hand Service Long Island Jewish Medical Center, North Shore University-LIJ Health Center Assistant Clinical Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Hand Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

234 Answers
153 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Wrist Pain: First thing is rest the wrist. Second thing, have it evaluated as there are many forms of wrist pain, some of which i.E scaphoid and scapho-lunate lig... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
If : If you merely bruised your hand, typically the body will "resorb" or take back the blood and there will be no long term consequences. If there were ot... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Glucosamine: Hard to say as the bioavailability and standardization of dosage is not well regulated or established. While I use it in my practice it's efficacy is ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Distinct: Patiens often present with both conditions. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve compression leading to numbness and/or tingling in the fingers and poten... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Type of symptoms: You give no details as to your symptoms, so in general one would say that the symptoms would typically be distinct. Of course conditions could overlap... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Hand surgeon: Just to mention, there are other options available besides surgery, the latest being xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) Collagenase inject... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
No: This would not be at all typical for dupuytrens. Dupuytrens does not produce isolated finger discomfort and certainly not in the absence of cords and ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Can happen: Ivs whether in the hand or anywhere else need to be placed and maintained in a proper way and not used for longer than needed. Phlebitis or irritation... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Hand palm side: There are two basis procedures, both performed on an ambulatory surgery basis and generally done under local anesthesia with light sedation. The first... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on severity: Somewhat different for the two. Carpal tunnel involving the median nerve at the wrist has a very quick recovery with many people feeling better immedi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Not exercise per se: There are certain forms of therapy that can aid in preventing and treating carpal tunnel, but generally not exercise. In fact, for the most part it is... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Possibly: A lot will depend on which tendon, how well it was repaired, and how therapy goes post-operatively. Injuries on the dorsal side of the finger tend not... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Wrist scaphoid fx: If there's a possibility of a scaphoid fracture, don't fool around as these fractures and associated injuries are typically much easier to treat earli... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Arthritis prevention: There are different types of arthritis. If you are talking about osteoarthritis which is the most common form, much of this is genetically pre-determi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Minimal: Carpal tunnel surgery, which is basically decompression of the median nerve at the wrist, if done properly is highly effective and has minimal long te... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
NO: Tendonitis is by definition an inflammation or injury of a tendon and arthritis is a disorder of the joing. So they involve two distinctly different s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Relaxed: Do a paradigm shift. Think about yourself like an athlete i.E take care of your body. So warm up, stretch out, take breaks...All the guidelines are gr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Not carpal tunnel: First off the description is of physical characteristics which is something distinct from symptoms. Symptoms of carpal tunnel would typically be relat... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Could be: Thing to be aware of is that very often the key is not in resting the elbow but in resting the forearm and wrist, because the muscles that connect at ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Sometimes: Carpal tunnel happens in individuals who are predisposed to having excessive pressure on their median nerves at the wrist by virtue of their wrist ana... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: Certainly tennis elbow is a common cause but there are also types of tendinitis closer to the wrist that can be associated with forearm pain. Nerve pr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: Choice of pain meds in terms of efficaciousness as well as side effects is very much an individual thing i.E people react differently.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Sort of: Arthritis can affect many of the joints of the hand and the pain may be felt on the back of the hand. A good exam and simple x-ray will give much info... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Not really: Good news is that the treatment options are highly successful. If splinting and anti inflammatories don't work, corticosteroid injection usually does ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Clarification: Agree with prior answers. However, i'd like to look at the question from a different perspective. A great many people with carpal tunnel focus only o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Several options: As with many conditions, best treatment is prevention. The main focus of prevention is proper use of your hand, wrist and upper extremity. Specificall... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Thickened fascia: A layer of tissue beneath the skin in the palm becomes abnormally thickened. This thickened tissue can over time contract and cause discomfort and fix... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Wrist pain: There are many possible causes and one would need to have more information i.E where exactly (front or back), trauma related, type of pain, associated... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Stretching: There are different kinds of stretching i.E passive and active forms, and like any other techniques it needs to be done properly. If used wisely as pa... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: One would need to know more. Could be anything from simple immobilization with a splint or cast to requiring reduction of the fracture fragments under... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
X-ray, possible CT: Plain x-rays would typically show a fracture though under certain circumstances it might require a ct scan.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Tendon: A tendon very simply is the structure that connects muscle to bone allowing the muscle to thereby "do it's thing" i.E move the bone.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Skin lesion: Best to have someone look at it, either a dermatologist or hand surgeon. It may be ok to observe it, but may possibly need some other treatment includ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Wrist fracture: Some pain is normal, some not. You will typically have some pain from the injury itself, but this should steadily resolve if the fracture has been pro... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Sounds : Sounds like you have something going on in your neck that needs to get checked out. The nerves that travel into the arm start up in the neck. May end ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
The : The elbow, as you know from your experience, is a very complex joint(s) and in some ways behaves differently and is more complex than other joints. I.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Various : Various possibilities though without knowing more information you are best to go to your local emergency room or primary doctor if he/she handles such... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Carpal tunnel RSI: Beyond genetic predisposition, carpal tunnel syndrome is related to overuse and misuse of the hand/wrist. Very often, this same misuse/overuse of the ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
At : At the heart of any good doctor-patient relationship is the ability to comfortably and effectively communicate, in both directions. So sure you should... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Isolated : Isolated cysts in the carpal bones are typically benign, but you don't give any detail as to size or number etc... Having said that if there are sympt... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Not : Not an uncommon mechanism for tearing a meniscus i.E twisting your knee. Please see your orthopedist and in the mean time rice, that is rest, ice, com... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
YES There's : Yes there's more going on here than just a simple hand problem, so please seek medical attention hopefully nothing serious but yes get it checked out... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Pain control: More often than not, our role as physicians is that of educator. So, try to educate the patient as to alternatives. Failing that, act as coach encoura... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Finger Numbness: Generally either a neurologist or hand surgeon, or sometimes both.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Ganglion Cysts: The one type of cyst that typically fluctuates in size is the ganglion cyst. Synovitis or swelling post trauma might do the same thing.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
A : A lot will depend on the age of the patient. In a young patient it is not uncommon to have considerable angulation and often this will correct itself.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
As : As dr wint suggested, not many indications for casts with fingers. Usually use splints and buddy tape (i.E taping fingers together), or if it's an uns... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
If : If this was truly an elbow dislocation, these are serious injuries and need to get evaluated and treated by a specialist. See someone as soon as possi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
This : This is not an orthopedic issue. You should be checked by a neurologist. With a history of multiple concussions (not sure how recent) and now unexpla... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Not : Not sure what you mean by a knot and not sure if you mean at the lower end of the breast bone or actually below it. But regardless, you are having tro... Read More

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Jul 17, 2013
Great answers. Very helpful. thank you!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gluck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gluck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! HAVE SEEN HAND THERAPIST IN UK & BASICALLY LEFT TO GET ON WITH THE PAI
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Confirmed, no break, ligament injury? Cast off & getting stronger!
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thanks i will make a stop at my medical centwr tommorow. thank you Dr. Gluck

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Top Doctor US News & World Report
Top Doctor NY Magazine
Top Doctor Castle Connolly

Affiliations

Hand Center Long Island NY
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