Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum reflects on the advancements in the orthopaedic field through various time periods

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon who is the chairman at Bronxcare Health System in New York. He has an extensive educational background with degrees from Harvard University, Thomas Jefferson University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, and Brown University. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is an expert when it comes to orthopaedic surgery as he specializes in performing surgery on the bones and joints. In an article from Dialdish.com, the surgeon lists the differences and advancements of the orthopaedic field from back to the ancient times, Greeks and Romans time, Middles Ages, and the Renaissance. The medical field was started out by a doctor named Dr. Nicolas Andry who wrote a book called “Orthopedie” in 1741 that discussed children who were suffering from physical deformities and that would become the name of the field from the combination of two Greek words. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum reflects on how far the medical field has gone and how doctors can replace joints with other items along with the impact that physical therapists have on someone to get them back into form and top shape. Surgeons, in today’s era, have been able to perform surgery at an improved form so patients can recover quicker and with less pain to the individual. Back in ancient times, people were able to provide the individual with a splint or cast like type to keep the bone in place to heal. In the Babylonian age, they used clay and other materials to make casts. Ancient civilizations made do with the resources that they had. Greeks made contributions to the field by way of an ancient Greek physician named Hippocrates, who wrote texts about shoulder dislocations, fractures, and how to treat back issues. A physician back in the Roman times even performed surgeries to repair gladiators fractures and other injuries. The Middle Ages and the Renaissance provided hospitals and medical schools so people could be treated for their injuries and so others could learn about the field.

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