Joint pain, although primarily seen as one of the discomforts of aging, is a medical issue that can attack anyone. Joint pain is soreness, stiffness, or aches that affect the joints, the parts of the body where bones meet. The affected areas include the wrist, elbows, shoulders, knees, and hips. It doesn’t usually require hospitalization, but it will eventually require a doctor visit.
When joint pain becomes a chronic source of distress, it’s more than a rite of passage from youth to old age. Chronic pain that limits a person’s mobility, that makes performing everyday task painful and difficult, or that causes the afflicted area (usually knees or hips) to function improperly, requires surgery the attention of an orthopaedic surgeon.
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis and diseases like lupus and fibromyalgia are conditions that affect the joints. Obesity and sports injuries can also lead to the deterioration of the joints. Increases in medical issues involving joint pain has created a need for more orthopaedic surgeries. This need has also opened the door for more innovations in the treatment of joint pain. The newest trends is replacements and implants.
A major contributor in the joint replacement implant industry is Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, a Bronx-based physician, is the Chairman of Orthopaedics at Bronxcare Health System in Bronx, New York. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum received his medical training at Brown University and at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Ira Kirshenbaum is an innovator in information technology, design process engineering, and operational leadership. This notable industry leader has a specialty in knee, hip, and shoulder replacement and has performed over 500 operations per year for multiple years. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is best known for the for the minimally invasive knee replacement surgery he helped developed. This surgery replaces partial tissue in the knee rather than replacing the entire knee.