Old age wreaks havoc in a human body, even though some people live well beyond 100 years without any health problems. However, most of these people deal with different levels of pain, trouble thinking, and remembering things, lack of stamina and so on. Joint problems are the most common health anomalies that are associated with senior citizens arthritis, and Osteoarthritis are some of the ailments that push most older adults to go for knee replacement surgical procedures, one of which is called arthroscopy.
So what is arthroscopy?
This procedure is also called Keyhole surgery. It involves endoscopes which cuts a small slit around the knee to access it and know how well to fix it. The doctor makes another incision near the endoscope’s hole to enable surgery on the knee. This does not require the doctor to open up the knee completely. The recovery period of this process is shorter as opposed to other procedures.
Facts about arthroscopy and knee arthroscopies
First, they are the same procedure. The two terms can be used interchangeably although arthroscopy is the correct term. To boost the utilization of your knee, you need exercise. You can use chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine and viscosupplementation cocktail is an alternative to arthroscopy.
About Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is an orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in entrepreneurship, corporate and non-profit operations leadership, information technology, process re-engineering, innovation, and design. He is an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Centre Health Care System. Dr. Ira Kiirschenbaum attended Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and graduated with a medical degree.
He sits at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and he has developed instruments to help in partial unicompartmental knee replacements. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has also designed a system for the cementless hip replacement. He is the founding executive director of Medscape Orthopedics.