Boston Globe - "Boomers are going bionic, and they want joint replacements to let them do it all"
“The baby boomer explosion is a big deal in health care,” said Conformis chief executive Mark Augusti. “Technology has to be part of the solution. Baby boomers expect to be more active as they get older and have higher expectations about quality of life in their later years.”
Stephanie Donvan, 60, of Arlington, who received a Conformis knee replacement in May, recalled feeling like she was “carrying a dead tree trunk” before the surgery.
Now, she said, “I’m out walking my Lab about five miles a day, every day. I can run in the snow and ride my bike. I have complete range of motion . . . We want to keep going till we’re in our 80s or 90s. We don’t want to give up all the things we’re doing.”
The Post and Courier, Charleston SC - As knee replacements continue to rise, so does the demand for custom, 3-D technology
Bonnie Dan’s knee pain became so severe over the years that she found it difficult to accomplish everyday tasks like
KOMO News, Kirkland WA - 3D printing offers new tech for replacement knees
Architect Joe Herr spoke with KOMO News in Kirkland, Washington about how his eye for construction helped him to understand