New In-vivo Kinematic Studies Demonstrate More Normal Motion for iTotal®
Two in-vivo kinematic studies presented at the ICJR Pan Pacific conference compared the motion patterns of patients treated with ConforMIS’ iTotal® versus off-the-shelf knee implants. Both studies demonstrated that the motion pattern and stability of customized ConforMIS implants, compared to traditional, off-the-shelf implants, more closely behaved like a normal knee. Replicating the motion of a patient’s knee is critical to achieving a more stable, natural feeling knee and achieving normal function. This is important since several independent studies have shown that approximately one in five patients are dissatisfied with traditional off-the-shelf knee replacements, with common causes being residual pain, unnatural feeling, and poor function. The ConforMIS total knee replacement is designed to eliminate causes of patient dissatisfaction common with traditional off-the-shelf implants by matching not only the unique size but also the unique 3D shape of each patient’s knee.
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