Knee replacement is a very common procedure. Despite its proven history, studies show that as many as 1 in 5 patients report they are not satisfied with the results of their total knee replacement.
Knees vary in size and shape. Even your own two knees are different. In a traditional knee replacement, however, the surgeon selects an “off-the-shelf” implant from 6-10 standard sizes and makes the necessary adjustments to fit the implant during the procedure.
Because off-the-shelf implants aren’t designed to your specific anatomy, surgeons often have to compromise on implant fit, rotation, and alignment.
These compromises can cause pain or discomfort after surgery and help explain why 1 in 5 patients aren’t satisfied.
Making it personal instead of off-the-shelf
To provide our patients with better results, ConforMIS has developed the only customized total knee replacement that is designed specifically for your knee.
This patient-specific approach offers unique advantages not possible with traditional, off-the-shelf implants:
Individualized fit that virtually eliminates sizing compromises common with off-the shelf implants and often associated with pain after surgery
Designed to follow the shape and contour of each patient’s knee, which provides an increased potential for a more natural feeling knee
Maintains the patient’s natural joint lines to avoid instability, a common cause of patient dissatisfaction
Better fit leads to less pain
ConforMIS implants are specifically designed to fit your knee, avoiding sizing and positioning compromises common with off-the-shelf implants that can lead to long-term painful outcomes. Our implants are also designed for optimal bone preservation.
There has to be a better way
The biggest difference is the lack of pain, and my knee feels more natural. Even physical therapists are just astounded that I gained as much flexion and extension compared to the standard, off-the-shelf knee replacement.
- Rita, iTotal® recipient
Designed for a more natural feeling knee
ConforMIS implants are designed to mimic the natural shape of your knee, which plays an important role in the way your knee bends and extends. By restoring the natural shape of your knee rather than replacing it with the standardized geometry of off-the-shelf implants, your knee may feel more like your natural knee.