Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum on the Correlation Between Obesity and the Rise of Joint Replacement Surgeries

In the U.S., joint replacement surgeries are on the rise with the average age of joint replacement people decreasing, especially when it comes to men. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is the Bronxcare Health System’s Director of Orthopaedics who can attest to that. He performs a lot of these kind of surgeries alongside other orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum holds a medical degree he earned at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also attended Brown University. He started performing surgeries after receiving special training on joint replacement surgeries and earning his credentials at Rothman Institute of Philadelphia. In addition to his professional endeavors, Dr. Kirschenbaum is a successful author and lecturer. As an author, he writes about process management, information technology, as well as process re-engineering in the field of medicine.

A research revealed that the average age of patients receiving joint replacement surgeries has reduced to 65 years. Additionally, the statistics revealed more about the type of joint replacement surgeries with knee replacement decreasing from 68 to 66. According to Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, the difference in numbers might seem small but it is significant given how people’s activeness varies at the age of sixties. It highlights weaknesses which are leading to rapid increasee in health issues in the developed world. One major contributing factor to the reduction in the average age of patients receiving joint replacement surgeries is obesity. There is a direct correlation between increase in weight and the chances of experiencing joint damage. It is, therefore, imperative that reducing weight reduces your chances of ever experiencing joint damage.

With many people liking the idea of traveling and becoming more active with their hobbies after retirement, joint damage is denying many a chance. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum works with his team of orthopedic surgeons to help his patients to get back to their feet and live their normal lives as soon as they can after surgery. He is highly experienced having served in a solo practice averaging 500 operations per year. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has worked for several other organizations.

Listen to Dr. Ira’s insights on altenatives to knee replacement surgery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OumPq03BHug

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