iFit® Image-to-Implant Technology
iFit technology (the 'i' stands for individual) is a software enabled design process that converts CT data into implants that are precisely sized and shaped to conform to the unique 3D topography of an individual joint.
Utilizes standard CT Images
The image-to-implant process begins when a patient receives a CT scan. The scans are performed on standard, commonly available scanners using a specific imaging protocol. The ConforMIS protocol ensures that we receive the data with the views and standard resolution required for implant design.
Recreates Knee Anatomy
Our proprietary algorithms convert the imaging data into a 3D representation of the patient's knee. For our resurfacing implants, this imaging data also includes partial scans of the hip and ankle to enable the algorithms to digitally recreate the biomechanical axis using long views of the leg. For a visual demonstration of our technology, watch the Featured Video in the right column.
Creates anatomically matched implants
iFit technology then maps the articular surface of the joint, defines the area of disease, and creates an implant design that is precisely matched to the patient's anatomy. By utilizing patient-specific information about the joint, iFit enables the creation of anatomically matched resurfacing implants that preserve far more healthy tissue than traditional implants.
State of the art CAD manufacturing
After implant design, iFit technology generates a computer aided design file (CAD) with the individualized components. The actual implants are manufactured in Cobalt-Chromium-Molybdenum using direct digital manufacturing and standard metal working techniques.