In his report “Major Orthopedic Joint Replacement Implants Global Market Opportunities And Strategies To 2022,” Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum documents a number of recent trends happening in orthopedics. The number of knee and hip replacement surgeries are increasing as the underlying causes for such surgeries are growing in prevalence. The most common underlying causes for joint replacement are: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, injuries, and obesity. Joint replacement surgeries relieve pain and restore mobility to the patient.
North America is currently the largest market for joint replacement surgeries with Western Europe coming in a distant second. Combined, these two areas account for 73.5% of the major orthopedic joint replacement implants. In the report, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum forecasts that India, China, Japan, and Brazil will be the fastest growing markets for the next three years. The companies that manufacture replacement joints or the tools used to perform the surgeries must be aware of these kinds of shifts in the market.
The report also discusses new tools and techniques in the field of joint replacements. Minimally invasive surgical procedures added by robotic surgical equipment is becoming the norm. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has done his part in this trend as he developed a minimally invasive knee joint replacement procedure. Also growing in popularity is the use of generic implants, whether they are made from ceramics, metals, or polymers. There is also increased use of 3D printing technologies for orthopedic implants.
As well as being the Chairman of Orthopaedics at BronxCare Health System in the Bronx, New York, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is the Advisory Chief Technology Officer at The SwiftPath Program, LLC, a Managing Partner at Sprocket Health, and the Chief Medical Officer at DTC Healthcom. Prior to his eleven years at BronxCare Health System, he ran a private practice. Dr. Kirschenbaum has affiliations with The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and The Orthopedic Research Society.
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