Patients with painful conditions affecting their knee do not need to complete knee replacement because of a path-breaking method used by leading orthopaedic surgeons like Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum. The surgical method used called partial knee resurfacing helps patients by resurfacing the affected part of their knee while retaining the feeling of their original knee.
Patients with painful knee conditions including severe arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis do not require complete knee replacement surgery. Leading orthopaedic surgeons like Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum use a new minimally invasive surgical technique where they merely remove the affected part of the knee and resurface the knee with metal and medical grade plastic. All the tendons and ligaments are left intact giving patients the feeling that they are using their old knee. This new surgical technique is beneficial because the entire knee does not have to be replaced. In the old method, a completely new knee replaces the old knee and after a while the knee may have to be replaced again.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum attended the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia and trained in hip and knee replacement and reconstructive surgery. He now performs procedures in White Plains, New York. Dr. Kirschenbaum is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He served as the chief of reconstructive surgery at Kaiser Permanente in the Northeast and was awarded the prestigious James A Vohs Award for quality. He has invented and holds trademarks for surgical instruments and medical information systems.