Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum on Knee Replacement Surgery

Six years ago, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum did a short 1 minute and 50 second video on the alternative to knee surgery. He talked about what’s called partial knee replacement surgery. The reason this kind of surgery would be useful is that a person’s whole knee would not need to be replaced just a certain part of the knee. After the surgery, the patient could still walk around and have feeling in their original knee as opposed to having an artificial knee.

With this surgery, Kirschenbaum is able to resurface the end of the bone with metal on one side and a high-end medical plastic on the other side and keep the rest of the knee intact. An added bonus to this surgery is that the trauma is minimized since the damaged portion of the knee is replaced. Ira stated that this surgery is not for individuals who suffer from a severe case of arthritis and anyone who is currently battling rheumatoid arthritis

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum specializes in a multitude of operations such as: complex revision joint replacement, invasive hip and knee replacement, joint reconstruction, and arthroscopy. He spent some time in The Rothman Institute in Philadelphia where he was educated in hip and knee replacement and reconstructive surgery. He now performs these surgeries in White Plains, New York. He has also designed a cementless hip replacement system and developed instruments for partial unicompartmental knee replacements.

In 1994, Ira Kirschenbaum earned the James A. Vohs Award for Quality while he was Chief of Reconstructive Surgery for Kaiser Permanente in the Northeast. Ira is apart of several different prestigious medical groups such as, The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Orthopaedic Research Society, and has been a member of The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.