Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum was recently featured on the Medical Daily Times website in an article titled, “New Trends in Joint Replacement Implants and Bronx-Based, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum’s Contributions.” The article was written by BJ Hetherington to elucidate the recent improvements in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has gained a reputation for his ability to perform a minimally invasive knee replacement surgery. Instead of replacing the entire knee, he replaces parts of the tissue.
The article also indicates that the generic joint market is growing incredibly fast due to the increased awareness of the procedure and the robotic technologies that can help people recover faster after surgery. Often people will request knee surgery if they have significant pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. With the rising numbers in obesity, joint pain is becoming even more significant to the current population. Additional information on the same has also been discussed on this link https://interview.net/dr-ira-kirschenbaum/
There are several contributing factors to the growth of orthopedic surgery, which in 2017 was valued at $16.5 billion. The industry has grown in large part due to the aging baby boomer populations who are living longer and want to have a better quality of life without the limited mobility of joint pain. America represents the largest share of the market, taking up about 50% of the worldwide orthopedic replacement surgeries. However, Western Europe represents more than 20% of the market and China, India, Japan, and Brazil are growing markets. There are more statistics on why orthopedic surgery is growing here.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum reveals in his blog titled “The New and Improving Technology of Robotic Surgery” that the joint replacement surgery is advancing through robotics. By performing a CT scan of the entire joint, the physician can create a 3D virtual model that is uploaded into the software MAKOplasty. The software helps create an operation plan that the robotic technology follows. However, the surgeon will still be able to guide the robotic technology to make adjustments for muscular alignments and soft tissue. The robotic arm will also be able to take out any diseased tissue or cartilage before replacing the joint. This provides a better outcome for the patient who can enjoy it without pain for many years. It also allows them to recover faster from surgery.
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