iFit Image-to-Implant™ Technology
iFit (the "i" stands for individualized) technology converts CT data into implants that are designed to conform to the unique 3D structure of your joint. The design process begins when you receive a diagnostic CT scan as prescribed by your surgeon.
The data from your scan is sent to us, where it is turned into a virtual 3D model of your knee. Using iFit technology (for more details, watch the Featured Video in the right column), we then map the surface contours of your joint in the areas affected by osteoarthritis. This information allows us to create an implant that is designed to precisely match your individual knee anatomy.
Standard, off-the-shelf implants come in a limited range of sizes and shapes, forcing the surgeon to cut your bones to fit the implant. ConforMIS implants come ready to fit your existing anatomy. Ultimately, this may help reduce surgical and recovery times.
iJig instrumentation uses the same data as our implants to create cutting and placement guides that help your surgeon determine the exact placement of your implant. Because the guides are built using the same scan data, each iJig is designed to work with your specific implant and your specific anatomy.
The appropriate iJigs come packaged together with each iTotal, iUni G2 and iDuo G2 system. The cutting and placement guides, along with our surgical technique, help the surgeon place your implant quickly and precisely. Proper placement and alignment can help reduce implant wear and ensure that your prosthesis lasts as long as possible.