Outpatient Facilities/Ambulatory Surgery Centers & Conformis
Demand for outpatient joint replacement procedures is growing. Successful facilities benefit from a trusted and aligned team, method for patient selection and communication, and a partner dedicated to the overall success of their practice.
This is where Conformis comes in.
Conformis is covered under the same reimbursement codes as off-the-shelf implants.
Proven Savings Per Procedure
Multiple factors contribute to the savings Conformis demonstrates as compared to off-the-shelf (OTS) implant companies in each procedure:
- Quicker case turn-over
- Simplified ordering and delivery models
- Streamlined case prep for OR staff
- Reduced need for sterilization
- No annual/monthly capital expenditure for robot or associated disposable instruments
Superior Clinical Outcomes
Studies comparing Conformis to OTS TKAs have shown:
- Conformis patients discharged in under 24 hours, at a significantly higher rate than OTS patients1
- Fewer Conformis patients required blood transfusions2
- Fewer patients experienced adverse events at both discharge and 90 days after treatment2
- $913-$2,200 total cost of care savings1,2 to the payer
- Cumulative revision rate of 0.5% at four years compared to 1.9% cumulative revision rate at the same time-point among all knee replacement patients3
Outpatient Specific Training
Regional, local and virtual training opportunities are available:
- Surgeon Visitation Program: travel to established ASC facilities and scrub into cases, review protocols, tour the facility/
- National Training Labs: experience clinical discussions with peers during didactic sessions, hands-on bioskills session hosted by our experienced surgeon proctors
Visit the Medical Education page for more information on training opportunities
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike off-the-shelf (OTS) systems that require up to eight costly sterilized instrument trays, the Conformis model includes a single pre-sterilized kit of patient-specific instruments, a single reusable instrument tray, and no implant inventory.
Because Conformis implants are delivered as one box and one tray, there are fewer instruments to manage and the case itself requires very little set up. Studies have shown that medical devices having single package design with pre-sterilized instruments can help save 15-20 minutes of setup time4-5. The Conformis system uses single-use patient‑specific instrumentation, which is discarded after the procedure, decreasing turnover time.
Since beginning our Direct to Consumer program in 2017, we have received thousands of inquiries about Conformis, including over 57,000 people requesting to find a surgeon in their area trained in our technology.
The Surgeon Locator is one of our strongest patient engagement tools – it illustrates the abundance of facilities across the country that offer custom-made implants, and allows patients to quickly make an appointment with a Conformis trained doctor near them.
Click here to request to be added to our Surgeon Locator
Conformis is aware that today’s patients are digitally savvy and actively involved in their healthcare. Our highly targeted Direct to Patient programs span multiple channels (both traditional/print outlets and digital) to direct a high volume of qualified and educated patients to Conformis surgeons faster.
Click here to learn more about our Patient Engagement marketing programs
ASC and Outpatient Surgeon Testimonials
Gary Levengood, MD – Atlanta, GA
Wallace Huff, MD – Lexington, KY
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1 Buch, R, et al.; “Does Implant Design Affect Hospital Metrics and Patients Outcomes? TKA Utilizing a ‘Fast-Track’ Protocol”; ICJR Pan Pacific; 2016
2 Culler, S. D., Martin, G. M., & Swearingen, A. (2017). Comparison of adverse events rates and hospital cost between customized individually made implants and standard off-the-shelf implants for total knee arthroplasty. Arthroplasty today, 3(4), 257-263.
3 Implant Summary Report for the iTotal G2 XE and iTotal G2 (Bicondylar tray). Beyond Compliance database February 11, 2018, pages 19-20
4 Takeuchi, H.; “Technical Report: Disposable Laparoscopic Surgical Instruments and the Economic Effects of Repackaging”; Journal of Lap & Adv. Surg Tech; Apr 2005
5 Watters, TS.; “Analysis of procedure-related costs and proposed benefits of using patient-specific approach in total knee arthroplasty”; J Surg Orthop Adv; 2011