Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is an orthopedic surgeon at Bronxcare Hospital Center in New York and serves as Chairman of Orthopaedics as well. Dr. Kirschenbaum is a member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and in the past was a member of The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and The Orthopaedic Research Society. Additionally, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum served on the Board of the Arthritis Foundation in the Hudson Valley Region and has extensive education, knowledge, and experience in hip and knee replacement and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has developed a revolutionary procedure that serves as an alternative to a total knee replacement for individuals suffering from compartmentalized knee disorders including arthritis. The WPIX-11 procedure is explained by Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum as a partial knee resurfacing of one of the three major components of the knee. While total knee replacements have become a common practice, the WPIX-11 procedure is an innovative treatment for individuals who have diseased tissue in only one part of the knee.
A total knee replacement is a complicated procedure that replaces all three components of the knee. A total knee replacement patient can expect to stay weeks in the hospital after the procedure and months of physical therapy afterward as well as heightened pain, discomfort, and an inability to perform daily tasks.
The WPIX-11 procedure is a great alternative to a full knee replacement as Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is able to resurface the diseased area with metal on one side and a high-density medical plastic on the other side of the bone eliminating the need for a full knee replacement.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum’s WPIX-11 procedure is an ideal procedure for individuals that only have one damaged area of the knee but is not recommended for individuals with extensive or greater damage to multiple areas of the knee.