I couldn't wait to get back to gardening and the grandkids

By Larry Workman on Aug 1, 2017 11:10:48 AM

My name is Larry Workman and #thisismyknee

For many years now, my two great passions have been playing with my grandkids and managing my 300-acre farm and vineyard in Kentucky. Both of these require a LOT of physical activity. Whether it’s managing the vines, keeping land mowed and cleared, riding the tractor or playing hide and seek, I was often on my feet for hours at a time. And I loved every minute of it.

That all changed three years ago when knee pain caused by osteoarthritis made physical activity almost impossible for me. It began gradually and then became severe. Very quickly the list of things I could no longer do grew. I could not handle many of the daily chores in my vineyard, or even pick the strawberries in my garden - and there was no way I could keep up with the grandkids.

After enduring the pain as long as I could, I decided enough was enough. I had to do something about the pain. The first option I turned to was cortisone injections, which provided some temporary relief but eventually stopped working. Once again, the pain became unbearable. I did some research and learned about Dr. Vivek Neginhal, a surgeon at Scott Orthopedic Center, who was using a new option in customized joint implants. He initially thought I might need only a partial knee replacement, but based on my X-rays he determined that I needed a full knee replacement. If this would ease my pain, I was ready to go.

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ConforMIS Implants - The Surgeon's Perspective

By ConforMIS on Apr 19, 2017 9:16:27 AM

Multiple surgeons discuss why they recommend ConforMIS customized knee replacements versus off-the-shelf implants.

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What is #ThisIsMyKnee?

By ConforMIS on Apr 12, 2017 2:04:39 PM

What is #ThisIsMyKnee really all about? Hear from the 10 patients who inspired it all - as they show off their knees.

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Expert Q&A: What is a successful knee replacement?

By Barry J. Waldman, MD, FAAOS on Feb 28, 2017 8:16:20 AM

Barry J. Waldman, MD, FAAOS

Co-Director, Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement

Sinai Hospital, Baltimore MD 

As an orthopaedic surgeon and a specialist in joint replacement, I have had the privilege of treating thousands of patients with knee arthritis and to see them make dramatic improvements. Often, their arthritis is severe enough to need knee replacement and I have to remind myself what a big decision it is to proceed with surgery. It's crucial for me to provide them with a great deal of education so they can make an informed decision about their treatment.

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Shape drives stability

By ConforMIS on Feb 1, 2017 1:58:19 PM

How does the shape of a knee affect it's motion and stability? Drs. William Kurtz, Christopher Cannova, David Mack, Edward Rossario, and Deryk Jones discuss how ConforMIS addresses mid-flexion instability compared to off-the-shelf implants.

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How your knee is delivered - "One Box, One Tray"

By ConforMIS on Jan 23, 2017 2:00:48 PM

ConforMIS is the only orthopedic company with just-in-time manufacturing and delivery capabilities. This means that your customized implant and surgical instrumentation is delivered in one single-use kit to the hospital, just a few days prior to surgery.

 
 
 
 
 
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Not All Patient-Specific Systems Are Created Equal

By ConforMIS on Jan 17, 2017 1:16:48 PM

Drs. David Mack, Chris Cannova, Ranjan Sachdev, Edward Rossario, Robert Tait, William Kurtz, and R. William Junius explain what it means to be truly patient-specific.

 
 
 
 
 
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5 Important Questions to Ask Before Knee Replacement

By ConforMIS on Dec 27, 2016 9:52:03 AM

 

 Knee replacement surgery can be a significant step toward a more active lifestyle, even if that just means getting back to a lifestyle you once enjoyed. However, since you are replacing something in your body, it is easy enough to be overwhelmed and forget to ask some important questions about the surgery, recovery time, and what to expect in the future.

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3D Printing: How does it work?

By ConforMIS on Dec 5, 2016 9:30:33 AM

Once the stuff of science fiction novels, 3D printing is now revolutionizing medicine.

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What to Expect After Knee Replacement

By ConforMIS on Nov 21, 2016 11:54:31 AM

Returning to your everyday activities takes time after knee replacement, but your active participation in the healing process can help you get there sooner and enjoy a better outcome.

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