Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, a New York-based joint replacement expert, has shared some insights on why the industry has been lately gaining popularity with increased joint replacement surgeries. Joint replacement surgery in the US is considered as one of the most common elective procedures. Joint replacement surgery was common among the aged; however, from research, it has been found out that more and younger people are increasingly getting joint replacement surgeries.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is an authority in the joint replacement industry and serves as the director of orthopedics at Bronxcare Health System. Dr. Ira has decades of experience in knee, shoulder and hip replacement and has conducted thousands of successful surgeries. Dr. Ira has a solid educational background having received his training in the medical field from Brown University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Philadelphia Rothman Institute. Dr. Ira besides is a member of the orthopedics association and has received specialized training on joint replacement surgeries. Dr. Ira has mostly contributed to the orthopedics industry and has published literature material on areas such as technology, process management, and process re-engineering among others. Dr. Ira has also lectured at top world universities on matters related to joint replacement surgeries.
According to Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum insights on the industry report the age of those receiving joint replacement surgeries, has decreased from the average age of 66 to 65. Also, people accessing orthopedics services have also increased. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum attributes the decrease in age and rise in the number of people accessing treatment to demographic changes and change in lifestyle. The decline in age according to Dr. Ira may be due to an increase in the rate of obesity in the world today. Dr. Ira says that more people are now seeking joint replacement surgery because they want to stay active longer even after retirement. Also before joint replacement surgery were riskier and took longer for one to recover as opposed to today where the operations are much safer, take shorter periods to heal and can be performed as outpatient procedures.