Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is the chairperson of Orthopedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. Having been an expert in the field, he is in a position to offer advice and discuss the main complications that people experience when replacing their knees. He gives some things they consider before replacing the knee some of the factors are; the weight of the patient, level of activity and quality of metal in the past are the things to be considered. He advises people to do some revisions on their knees.
Knee replacement is a very complicated procedure and there are some of the complications one might develop depending on the nature and kind of operation he or she underwent. One of them is stiffness, which causes someone to move within a certain range of angle. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum issues some of the explanations regarding the topic saying it is not about physical stiffness but also the mental stiffness.
The other complication that may arise is an infection during surgery. When a surgeon operates the knee, he or she might try to fix some stem. More so he gives very descriptive information saying that sometimes the surgeons are faced with a hard time. Infections can develop in a period of three to four months. Infections also affect healing of the knee.
Blood clots and cognovits are also some of the complications that patients can develop. But one of the weirdest complications that may occur is the one that the patient is not satisfied with the results. Despite the surgery being so successful, some patients due to stiffness, and other factors like pain tend to be dissatisfied. Patients do refuse since the results are not the same as his or her first knees.
To summarize Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum being the chairperson gives very detailed information of the complications that may arise during knee replacement since some are mechanical and others are internal that one needs to handle it.