Knee issues are certainly a troublesome issue for many unfortunate individuals, and there are multiple causes to blame, from athletics to the aging process. As a result of all of this, almost a million people must receive knee replacement surgeries every year! This is an unfortunate fact, but orthopaedic professionals like Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum make the process as smooth, efficient and stress-free as possible for these patients, though complete replacement of the joint isn’t always required in every case. One of his most ground-breaking contributions to the orthopaedic field has been his unique procedure that has turned the subject of knee replacement upside down with its level of innovation.
Partial knee resurfacing is what he decided to call this process. Dr. Kirschenbaum realized that there was significant progress to be made because there are actually three different parts of the human knee, and, in his procedure, it is only the affected part that must be replaced, rather than the entirety of the knee. Afterwards, durable plastic and metal complete the procedure b sealing thoroughly the knee. In this procedure, many more original ligaments are able to stay, and, for the patient, this happens to also be far less invasive. Another disadvantage of traditional knee replacement is that future issues, sometimes many years down the line, can require the knee to again be replaced, an issue that is not present if partial resurfacing is used instead. Furthermore, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum insists that a strikingly large portion of knee replacement patients are actually perfectly suitable candidates for the partial resurfacing procedure.
Taking into account everything that Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has accomplished, it should come as no surprise that, in his youth, he received an Ivy League education, and it was from Brown University that he was Magna Cum Laude upon his graduation day. It is of no doubt that many lives have been positively influenced by the work of Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, and that is something that he has every right to take pride in. His innovations and brillian medical mind are certainly a gift to both patients and the healthcare field overall.