Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has developed a new technique to help those with knee problems. Dr. Kirschenbaum has many years of experience in the fields of hip and knee replacement and reconstruction and replacement. His technique can be used to help those who might have needed to undergo the far more invasive process of knee surgery in the past.
Now, thanks to Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, instead of having to be given an entirely new knee, they can simply have their own knee resurfaced, with metal and a medical plastic. Only damaged parts of the knee are resurfaced, so the ligaments and other parts of the knee are left intact, this process is far less taxing on the patient, and less invasive. However, there are some drawbacks and conditions to the procedure. Those suffering from total arthritis of the knee would not be good candidates for the process, and would still likely need total knee replacements, and those with rheumatoid arthritis as well. Those with osteoartritis only in the knee are the ideal candidates for this process. This comprises the largest percentage of those with arthritis problems in the knee.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is now a practicing physician of minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, complex revision joint replacement surgery, arthroscopy, and joint reconstruction in White Plains, NY. He originally studied as a student at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA. As the chief of reconstructive surgery for Kaiser Permanente in the Northeast, he was a recipient of the prestigious James A. Vohs Award for Quality in 1994, and he also holds numerous trademarks and has invented many tools that have benefited his trade. He still engages in research in his chosen fields, as well as being an orthopaedic consultant to the Stryker Corporation.