BJ Hetherington recently featured Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum in his article on the Medical Daily Times website titled “New Trends in Joint Replacement Implants and Bronx-Based, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum’s Contributions.” The article reveals the recent changes in knee replacement surgery, including the changes made by Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum. Dr. Kirshenbaum’s method makes the surgery less invasive by replacing parts of the tissue in the knee rather than a complete knee replacement.
The article also indicates the growth in the orthopedic surgery industry, particularly in knee replacements. Though the U.S. is the leader of the market with nearly 50% of the share, other countries are also beginning to see the need for surgeries. Western Europe takes more than 20% of the shares and Japan, Brazil, China, and India are all growing markets. As the population begins to grow older, the baby boomers require more help with their joints which could be the cause of the rapid growth in the industry. In 2017 alone, the orthopedic surgery market was valued at $16.5 billion and it is expected to grow at a rate of 3.87 per year until 2022.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum was also featured in a blog titled “The New and Improving Technology of Robotic Surgery.” The doctor reveals that the procedure begins with a CT scan of the knee joint that needs to be replaced. The imaging is then made into a 3D virtual model. The model is uploaded into surgery software titled MAKOplasty system which enables the physicians to create a personalized operation plan. With the robotic technology involved in the surgery, physicians are able to improve the accuracy of the treatment, ensuring that adjustments are able to be made throughout the surgery to account for soft tissue and muscular alignment. Read more about robotic surgery through this link https://medium.com/@drirakirsch
This technology has completely transformed joint replacement surgery. It allows the surgeons to provide better replacements while the patients are able to have a better functioning joint. The patients also recover faster after surgery. The robotic arm can remove diseased cartilage and bone before they replace the joint. The surgeon can guide the robotics to make any adjustments that are necessary.
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