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.
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.
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.
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.
Once the stuff of science fiction novels, 3D printing is now revolutionizing medicine.
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.
If you and your surgeon have decided that knee replacement surgery is right for you, you are not alone – surgeons perform over 650,000 knee replacements each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After performing millions of these procedures over the years, health professionals have come up with suggestions on what you can do prior to surgery to get the most out of your knee replacement.
"I've probably seen between 20 and 30 patients who've had the ConforMIS knee replacement. And the result is pretty much the same every time - their motion is much more fluid. They don't have the stiffness at the end range of motion, the extension, the flexion. They just get their mobility much more quickly. And that's the biggest difference that I see, is how quickly they do get their mobility, their range of motion, their flexibility, compared to a traditional total knee replacement"
John Elbert is a physical therapist at Star Orthopedics in La Quinta, California. In this video, he discusses the differences he sees in recovery and rehab in ConforMIS patients when compared to off-the-shelf patients.