OR Live to Webcast Personalized Partial Knee Resurfacing Procedure
Burlington, Mass. – October 27, 2009 – At 6 p.m. CST on November 10, Foundation Surgical Hospital will present a live webcast of a partial knee replacement featuring the iUni® G2 Personalized Knee Resurfacing System. Foundation Surgical Hospital is a nationally recognized, state-of-the-art specialty orthopedic facility developed to provide patients with the highest quality of care in a comfortable, healing environment. The live procedure will be performed by Dr. Terry Clyburn and Dr. Brian Parsley from Foundation Surgical Hospital in Houston, Texas. During the webcast, the viewing audience can email questions to doctors.
“We use a CT scan of a patient’s diseased knee to create a 3-D model of the anatomy. This model is then used to develop an implant and accompanying surgical instrumentation that are precisely matched to the anatomy of the patient. This simplified, more accurate surgical technique results in an implant that is almost identical to the original knee, corrected for any arthritic deformity that the patient has developed,” says Dr. Terry Clyburn, Orthopedic Surgeon at Foundation Surgical Hospital. “If a patient is young, healthy and has arthritic damage limited to either the medial or lateral compartment, this is an excellent alternative to the more profound total knee replacement.”
The iUni® G2 (Conformis, Inc.) is designed and manufactured using a proprietary patient-specific approach, enabling each patient to receive a tailor-made implant. For certain patients, the personalized fit enables a more bone preserving, resurfacing procedure that can help them maintain the natural kinematics of their knee.
In addition, the iUni comes packaged with disposable, patient-specific cutting and placement guides called iJigs®, which are designed from the same scans as the implant. “The iJig instrumentation is designed to work with the implants to simplify the surgery and provide a quantum leap forward for knee replacement technology,” says Dr. Clyburn. The OR Live broadcast will be one of the first to use the iUniG2, a next generation version of the award winning system introduced in 2008.
For more information on Conformis and to see the OR Live webcast, visit www.orlive.com/Conformis/Personalized-Knee.
About Conformis, Inc.
Conformis, Inc. is a privately-held company that develops and commercializes medical devices for osteoarthritis treatment and joint damage. Its proprietary intellectual property includes more than 250 patents and patent applications in the areas of imaging software, image processing, implant design, surgical techniques, instrumentation, and manufacturing. Conformis knee implants and instrumentation are designed to address all stages of osteoarthritis, the most common reason for knee replacement surgery. All devices have been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration for marketing in the US. In 2009, Conformis was named a winner of the Medical Design Excellence Awards, the premier recognition for contributions and advances in the design of medical products, for its iUni and iDuo resurfacing implants.
About Foundation Surgical Hospital
Orthopedic and neuro-surgeons designed Foundation Surgical Hospital (FSH) to achieve surgical outcomes of the highest quality. In 2009, HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company, ranked FSH among the nation’s top 5% for Joint Replacement and Patient Experience.
The physician-owned, licensed general hospital provides an extraordinary experience for orthopedic and neuro-spine patients offering 10 operating rooms and 64 spacious private inpatient rooms. The hospital has a convenient on-site radiology department which provides a range of services including MRI, CT scan and x-rays. FSH has specific programs for spine, total joint replacement and sports medicine.
FSH provides a unique patient enabling environment with concierge services to assist patients with referrals, support and information. FSH also has a comprehensive international patient program. For more information about Foundation Surgical Hospital, visit www.foundationsurgicalhospital.com or call 1-877-FSH (374-7874) for physician referrals.
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