Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum on the History of Orthopaedics

 Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, M.D., is a leading expert in orthopaedics (orthopedics) and is among the best surgeons in the United Status. He plays an active role in teaching the general public about the history and advancements in orthopaedics. Orthopedic medicine is geared toward helping injuries related to the musculoskeletal system, including correcting bone, muscle and joint deformities and other physical injuries. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has focused his studies on practical solutions to physical injuries, as well as the effects of aging on the musculoskeletal system.

French physician Dr. Nicolas Andry can be credited with the rise of orthopaedics as a distinguished field, as it was his book, “Orthopédie,” written in 1741, that brought public attention to orthopedic practices. However, orthopedics can be traced as far back as 4500 B.C.E. Skeletons of Neolithic Stone Age people show evidence that bone breaks were reset and healed properly. Ancient Babylon also practiced bone setting. Egyptians practiced using splints for injuries. The Greek father of medicine, Hippocrates, also had a hand in orthopedics, as did the Roman physician Galen of Pergamon. After Rome’s fall, orthopedics did not advance much until the ninth century with the rise in medical schools across Europe. In modern times, the development of better technology and increased understanding of health and medicine has assisted the advancement of orthopedics.

The focus of orthopedics has long been to correct injuries and deformities to bones, joints, and muscles. Knee and hip surgeries are currently the most common and well known orthopedic procedures. Experts like Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum receive a lot of media attention for their skills at replacing faulty joints with artificial implants. Fifty years ago, such replacements weren’t possible.

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is a modern, notable figure in orthopedics. He is an innovative design expert and has helped develop several joint replacement systems used in surgeries today. He has performed thousands of joint replacement surgeries and also lectures and publishes material to educate the public about orthopedics. Orthopedics is a continually growing field affected by medical and technical advancements and Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has definitely had a hand in its growth.

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