Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is the chairman at Orthopedics Bronxcare Health Systems. He received his degree from Brown University in 1979, and continued his education in Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He expanded his training in knee surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.
He co-founded some organizations including Medscape and has held numerous positions like chief of surgery, director of resources and others. He has received numerous award, including the James A. Vohs Award which was given to him when he was the chief of reconstructive surgery for Kaiser Permanente.
Since the beginning of his practice Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has been an active member in assisting patients reduce pain and improve their lives through knee surgery replacement. With his tremendous experience and knowledge on the mechanics of the knee, he produced the latest advancement in knee surgery.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has created an innovative way of improving knee pain for patients. The knee is composed of three parts, if one part is damaged, the other parts are still working. Dr. Kirschenbaum would then resurface the deteriorated knee part with metal and plastic and bring it to working order. It is called partial knee resurfacing.
The new knee treatment does not require the knee to be removed entirely, instead just parts of it. When the entire knee is taken out, it includes ligaments and tissue surrounding the knee and the patient loses feeling in the knee, but when one part is replaced the patient is able to have sensation in the knee. When the entire knee is replaced it has be changed again in 10 or 12 years due wear.