Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is a notable orthopaedic surgeon with oodles of experience in the field of study. Also, Dr. Kirshenbaum has shown to have notable experience and brains for the entrepreneurial and corporate aspects of his chosen field. Along with these aspects, Dr. Kirshenbaum has also shown a remarkable skill for the non-profit aspects of the job, such as operations leadership, information technology, innovative designing techniques, and reengineering. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has also shown skill in execueting and developing strategies, creating and interpreting complex ideas, concepts, and information, as well as persuading key stakeholders and stockholders in terms of sales, education and advising.
In this video, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum describes a new, possibly career defining surgery that he has developed. The video starts with a patient describing his knee pain as intense with him “popping advils like their M&Ms.” The idea behind the surgery is the the idea that the knee is split into three separate compartments. Dr. Kirschenbaum believes that one can replace a single one of these compartments in a process known as “knee resurfacing.” Instead of replacing the entirety of the knee, the surgeon would locate the inflamed or affected area of the knee that is giving the patient the described pain, and operate on that singular area instead of the entire knee.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has developed this procedure, and it may very well become a staple in orthopedics. Innumerable people in the world suffer from varying degrees of knee pain, either due to work or sports-related injuries, or simple arthritis or inflammation. However, the idea of total knee surgery or even replacement surgery has always been a scary one, requiring weeks to even months of recovery, consisting of braces to physical therapy. WIth Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum new techniques, this recovery time can be reduced or even halved as a less traumatic surgery is performed. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum on WPIX-11: The Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery