Mark Kwartowitz, DO
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
“I think the long-term results are going to continue where everyone is going to want this patient-specific total knee replacement.”
Dr. Mark Kwartowitz received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kwartowitz has experience with the complete line of ConforMIS partial and total knee replacements.
Practicing since 2002, Dr. Kwartowitz brings more than 9 years of general orthopedic and sports medicine experience, including upper and lower extremities. He also specializes in minimally invasive knee, hip and shoulder surgery.
Dr. Kwartowitz is an avid runner and Ironman triathlete, finishing Ironman Wisconsin 2011 in the top 18% of his age group with a time of 11:50.41. Through his personal experience in sports, he knows the importance of effectively addressing athletic related injury and returning patients to their optimal condition.
Minimally Invasive Hip, Knee and Shoulder Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
American Osteopathic Association
Texas Osteopathic Medical Association
Michigan Osteopathic Association
The University of Chicago Hospitals
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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In your experience, what is the difference between ConforMIS and off-the-shelf knee replacements?
Dr. Kwartowitz: One of the differences between the ConforMIS patient-specific implant is the components are made specific for the patient’s anatomy. So, instead of taking an off-the-shelf component, cookie-cutter component, where we size it in the operating room, the components are already made. So, there is no other company out there except ConforMIS that has a true patient-specific, custom component made for each individual, which is neat. And, because of that, you’re seeing increased motion and happier outcomes for the patients.
Dr. Kwartowitz: The feeling of putting in my first patient-specific knee replacement was pretty exhilarating. It’s really a neat endeavor that we are embarking on where I still think its at its infancy, but I think the long-term results are going to continue where everyone is going to want this patient-specific total knee replacement.