Everyone knows that most people get health problems like overall pain, trouble thinking clearly, and lack of stamina when they grow old. Senior citizens often experience joint problems that are related to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and normal arthritis are major reasons for people needing knee replacement surgeries.
One of the most common procedures is known as arthroscopy or keyhole surgery. Doctors first cut a small slit around the knee to assess the damage. They then make another small incision close to the endoscope’s hole to perform the surgery without opening up all of the skin. Arthroscopies take less time to heal than other procedures because the joints are not opened fully. Fully opened joints have cartilage, ligaments, and veins that take a long time to heal. Arthroscopies and knee arthroscopies are two names for the same procedure. In order to boost knee utilization, people should exercise regularly. They can also make a cocktail of chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, and viscosupplementation as alternative methods to keyhole surgery.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum earned his degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1990. He is Bronxcare Health System’s Chairman of Orthopaedics. He specializes in knee, shoulder, and hip replacement surgeries. His subspecialty is reconstructing broken, cracked, and splintered knees.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is affiliated with the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System. He is fully accredited by The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and The Orthopaedic Research Society. He was the founder and executive director of Medscape Orthopaedics, which was bought by WebMD.