Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum Is The Most Successful At Being The Least Invasive Surgeon

After playing rigorous sports, Robert Reed endured arthritis pain from years of wear and tear to his knees, until he met Dr. Ira KirschenbaumĀ Kirschenbaum is a visionary in the fields of minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, joint reconstruction, complex revision joint replacement surgery, and arthroscopy. He is also a proud member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Using his extensive experience and knowledge in his field, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum dives into the exciting option of resurfacing Mr. Reed’s knee, rather than completely replacing it.

How is this possible? Dr. Kirschenbaum explains that he is able to “simply resurface the end of the bone with metal on one side, and a high density medical plastic on the other side, and leave the rest of the knee completely in tact.” Kirschenbaum’s amazing initiative to avoid tampering with the other part of the knee allowed Mr. Reed’s ligaments, as well as the feeling in his knee to remain the same. Ultimately, Kirschenbaum is able to discard of the unhealthy part of the knee and replace it with a durable alternative, while prolonging the healthy part of the knee for the future. Altogether, the patient endures much less trauma, than if the entire knee was replaced. That means a speedy recovery for every patient!

Dr. Kirschenbaum is dedicated to optimizing the benefits of hip and knee replacements with the least trauma possible, and continues to research the topic and develop instruments to aid himself and other surgeons in successful surgeries. As the founding medical director of Medscape Orthopaedics, which is now a part of the well known website called WebMD, patients can feel safe and confident in Dr. Kirschenbaum’s ability to rid them of their knee and hip ailments and help them feel more like themselves.