Total Knee Replacement through the Eyes of an Orthopedic Surgeon

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is a total knee replacement specialist and chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. He has performed over 3,500 total knee replacements in his career. When he needed a new knee himself, he kept a journal documenting his surgery and recovery, for the first time, as the patient. This unique experience offers a remarkable perspective for both surgeons and patients. Dr. Kirschenbaum is the founder, and an active user, of the SwiftPath Program. SwiftPath has partnered with Surgical Care Affiliates (NASDAQ:SCAI) (SCA), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, to provide patients with the option to have hip and knee replacements on an outpatient basis. 

Medscape ( has published his diary in a two-part series. The first part, (free with registration), ran as the most popular article on Medscape for several weeks. Part 2 is forthcoming. Dr. Kirschenbaum’s entire journey, complete with video testimonial, is available on his blog,