From The Stone Age to Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum A Brief History Orthopedics

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery for the Bronxcare Health System Dr. Kirschenbaum is renowned as a surgeon and medical innovator. Having performed thousands of joint replacement surgeries Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has designed special instruments for use during unicompartmental knee replacements. He has also developed a method of hip replacement that doesn’t require cement. Dr. Kirschenbaum is also a medical educator and entrepreneur. He created and sold the online medical journal Medscape.

Part Of An Ancient Tradition

When Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum sets broken limbs he is practicing a skill that was developed in the Stone Age. The first known medical text to address orthopedic injuries was written by the Ancient Egyptian physician Imhotep. The writings of Hippocrates discuss fractures and their treatment in depth. The “Father of Sports Medicine” was the Roman Galen of Pergamon who treated gladiators.

The Middle Ages Through the Renaissance

During the Middle Ages advancements in medicine all but ceased. Guy de Chauliac did, however, develop a way of managing femur fractures that Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum and his colleagues still use today. The original Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci’s contribution to orthopedics was his detailed renderings of human anatomy.

The Birth of Modern Orthopedic Surgery

Facilities devoted specifically to orthopedics began springing up in the late 19th and early 20th century. During the 1960s Sir John Charnley developed the joint replacement surgery that physicians like Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum routinely perform today. Russel Hibbs conceiving a way to fuse bone during spinal surgery moved orthopedics farther forward. The advent of X-rays was a boon to the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic conditions. As imaging methods ie; CT Scans and MRIs improve orthopedic surgery will improve with them.

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Passion For His Profession: Dr. Dov Rand

Dr. Dov Rand is a man who has been interested in health and nutrition from a young age. He learned the proper way to play sports when he was young and take care of his body at the same time. His relentless pursuit of helping people gain the best out of life through proper nutrition and health habits have fueled his passion. Dr. Dov Rand is the CEO of the Healthy Aging Medical Centers. In a couple of interviews, Dr. Dov Rand talked about his passion for his profession and what his life is really like.

Dr. Dov Rand says that his days are pretty busy and never the same. He says that he wakes up early to get a workout in before going to work for the day. When he gets to work he is talking with new patients about health plans and assisting current patients with visits and emails. He makes sure that patients understand exactly what kind of plan works best for them. After work, he goes home to his family and occasionally does more work into the evening hours. Before he retires for the evening he devotes an hour to read for his own enjoyment. It is the perfect way for him to wind down after a long day at work (Menundermicroscope).

When it comes to his business, Dr. Dov advises people to read everything in their chosen field that they can get their hands on. He says it is one of the big keys to success in the business world. Dr. Dov Rand says that being flexible when it comes to treatments for people is due to reading the latest reports or talking to colleagues about the latest technology when it comes to health. He thinks the internet is a good source as well but keeping an open mind when it comes to new studies is crucial to success.

Dr. Dov believes that working with people is the best way to get the most out of life. Helping them on a journey to wellness and setting goals to succeed is worth the time invested by Dr. Dov Rand.

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