My name is Terry Wright and I have a Conformis implant My wife and I never stop moving. We both live in Las Vegas where we manage our photography business and juggle our five children. I also work with Farmers Insurance and regularly travel toVIEW POST »
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Getting Back on my Feet FAST
My name is Linda Bilardello and I have a Conformis implant As a physical therapist working and living outside Columbus, Ohio, my job is to help clients achieve the best physical mobility that they can. Many of them are living with congenital disorders or were
Getting back to the things I love - the farm, my family, and living history demonstrations
UPDATE: “I went back to Costa Rica this year and it was like I never had knee problems at all! Having a bilateral with the iTotal has been the best thing I have ever done. For the first time in my life, I am not “knock
Take a Hike, Karen!
My story starts from a very early age of 13. I was trying out sports and found that my knees would dislocate. I saw several surgeons and went through numerous reconstructive surgeries on both knees. My sports and activities have been limited my whole life
Marcin Rozpedski: Chapter III - Words of Encouragement for Surgery
Originally posted to ProPickleball After our post-op interview, we met with Marcin at Week 2, 9, and 16 to check on his progress. At his two week visit to his surgeon Marcin was informed he needed to ramp up the efforts to overcome years of extremely
Marcin Rozpedski: Chapter II - D-Day, Post-Op, & Sports After Total Knee Replacement
Originally posted to ProPickleball Marcin returned from the US Open just one day before surgery, essentially moving right into the fasting period required before most surgical procedures. It was definitely time to get it done – he had been taking 75mg of diclofenac 2x/day to control
Marcin Rozpedski: Chapter I - A Prelude to Knee Replacement
Post courtesy of ProPickleball It began in mid-January with a simple taunt on Strava, the social network for cyclists/runners. Marcin hadn’t been training on his bike and his lack of posts reflected that. He shared that he had actually not been on the court since Nationals
Lynn Paparella - Osteoarthritis and Knee Replacement Surgery
Lynn had struggled with osteoarthritis in her right knee for years, and was constantly finding new ways to “deal with it”. When it began to affect her mood and activity level so much she couldn’t cross-country ski, hike or even walk up stairs, she knew
Better late than never to start finding your passion!
My name is Dennis Galligher and I have a Conformis implant To me, there is no greater feeling than the rumble of a bobsled thundering down the ice tunnel, hugging every turn and reaching speeds up to 90 miles an hour. I was lucky enough
Are There Any Knee Replacement Surgeons Near Me?
You’ve seen a doctor, had conservative treatments and done your research… and you’ve decided you want a Conformis custom-made knee! You’re probably thinking, “Where are the best knee replacement surgeons near me?” Our Surgeon Locator tool lists surgeons all across the country who use our
Difficult Roads Often Lead to Beautiful Destinations
My name is Terry Wright and I have a Conformis implant My wife and I never stop moving. We both live in Las Vegas where we manage our photography business and juggle our five children. I also work with Farmers Insurance and regularly travel to
If at First you Don’t Succeed, Try Conformis
My name is William Glass and I have a Conformis implant It’s sad to think about the many times my family had to change our plans at the last minute to accommodate my knee pain. At first, that meant reworking vacations so that I would
I was Pushing Past the Pain to Protect my Livelihood
My name is Howard Harriston and I have a Conformis implant Staying fit requires concentration, discipline, and passion – and it’s also how I earn my living. I’ve worked as a fitness instructor for more than 25 years and consider myself lucky to get paid
What Are Knee Replacements Made of?! A Conformis Unboxing Video
Conformis delivers each customized implant and set of surgical instrumentation to the hospital in one box just in time for surgery. But what’s in the box? Matt Barber, MD of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic walks through specific knee replacement parts and what’s inside each Conformis shipment.
From athlete to agony and back again - Murray's journey through knee pain
My name is Murray Nicholson and I have a Conformis implant I consider myself an active person, and I have enjoyed sports and exercise for all my life (soccer, cricket, tennis, squash, jogging, cycling, and swimming). So far, the highlight of my athletic life has
Being there for My Patients
My name is Rosemarie Morris and I have a Conformis implant Sometimes in life, even if you know what’s coming you might not be prepared for how it feels. In my time as a hospice chaplain in Fort Worth, Texas, I’ve watched families crumble as
Join Conformis and the National Arthritis Foundation in Recognizing Arthritis Awareness Month
May is recognized each year as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families are
Dear 3am - We Have Got To Stop Meeting This Way
My name is David Fleischfresser and I have a Conformis implant I used to wake up in the middle of the night screaming in pain – often. I’d look over at my alarm clock, see that it was 3:00 am, and hope that my wailing
What does the surgeon do in the OR during knee replacement surgery?
Surgeons are equipped with many tools during a Conformis knee replacement to ensure the best chance for a successful procedure. Before each case, the surgeon receives a pre-operative plan called an iView that is designed specifically for each case. This allows him or her to
José Rodriguez, MD - Hospital for Special Surgery, NYC - Knee Replacement
“I would suggest to you that when a knee works, whether it’s custom-made or off-the-shelf, it’s awesome, it’s really awesome. And I have lots of off-the-shelf patients that do really well… I just achieve it more frequently, and more reproducibly with Conformis” Dr. José Rodriguez
A Life With No Golf? No Way!
My name is Kim Kreyenbuhl and I have a Conformis implant I have always enjoyed being active, and so my passion for golf developed quickly. It is a game of risk and reward (and some disappointment!), but I love the feeling I get when I
What are the Conformis Outpatient Centers for Excellence?
We know that surgeons are constantly looking to continue their education to provide the best care possible for their patients. Our Medical Education department coordinates the Surgeon Visitation Program and our National Training Labs, which allow surgeons to network with and learn from their peers.
How to Build a Custom Knee Replacement
Have you ever wondered what steps go into creating a custom knee replacement? We start with a CT scan through the hip, knee, and ankle. This scan is used to create a replica of the knee, which we use to create an implant and set
Keeping Up with my Family
My name is Frank Coniglio and I have a Conformis implant My wife Gail and I have lived in Palm Beach, Florida for the past 36 years. We both fell in love with the beach and are active members of our community. I am a
Can you Start a Journey After you Reach the Summit?
My name is Ben Lynch and I have a Conformis implant Following a childhood dream, on August 7, 2016, I reached Uhuru Peak, the top of Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,341 feet above sea level. I trained for over a year and could not wait to
Can I Stride Toward a Life With Less Pain?
My name is Amy Frenz and I have a Conformis implant I have been physically active all of my life. In the ‘80’s I was a personal trainer and for the past 26 years I have been an Adapted Physical Education teacher for students in
Protecting My Community at Any Cost
My name is Walter Hawkins and I have a Conformis implant My job is physically demanding, so it was not too surprising when I injured my left knee while responding to a house fire in January 2017. I have worked with the Oklahoma City Fire department for more than 22 years, climbing onto fire trucks, unloading hoses, and steering our engines quickly through traffic.
Protecting my Family’s Future
My name is Mark Stephens and I have a Conformis implant There is no greater fear for a husband and father than not being able to provide for his family. My wife and I live and raised our three grown children in Illinois. We have been married 29 years, and with the kids out of the house we were finally able to turn our attention back to our own dream— designing and building a new home.
Dancing On A New Knee
My name is Andria Utrie and I have a Conformis implant Sitting on the sidelines was never an option for me, I’ve always been very active. My husband and I love hiking with friends, going kayaking, and taking strolls around the neighborhood. But recently we
Restoring my Faith in Medicine
My name is Beverly Tyler and I have a Conformis implant Most doctors do a double take when they pick up my medical chart. I’ve had organs removed, undergone cataract surgery, and experienced countless cortisone shots for horrible pain in my knee and back. I am a 76-year-old retired nurse, and despite my history I am not used to acting as the patient.
I Never Thought I’d Peddle Again
My name is Dalton Harben and I have a Conformis implant When you are in the mountains climbing and skiing away from the lifts and the safety of ski patrol you rely heavily on your gear. Any gear issues I had in the past were easily resolved on the trail, so I never had to deal with gear failures of significant consequence prior to this one day.
Enjoying my Retirement to the Fullest
My name is Alan DiPietro and I have a Conformis implant I spent 31 years working as a firefighter in Norwalk, Connecticut. Every aspect of the job required me to be at my best. My crew was often the first line of defense against the
This Surgery was the Best Decision I Made in My Life
My name is Cheryl Taylor and I have a Conformis implant There is nothing like a long bike ride around the neighborhood or a competitive basketball game to clear your head. My passion for sports and physical activity was always an outlet for me to
I wanted to be healthy for my grandchildren
My name is Kathryn Hashagen and I have a Conformis implant Being a mom brings me so much joy, and having children later in life helped me to keep feeling young. And now that I have two children in their early twenties, I feel like I have a lot to look forward to. I can’t wait to watch them take on life’s challenges, especially parenthood!
John Elbert - Physical Therapist
John Elbert is a physical therapist at Star Orthopedics in La Quinta, California. In this video, he discusses the differences he sees in recovery and rehab in Conformis patients when compared to off-the-shelf patients.
Conformis Announces Sale of Over 50,000 Customized Knee Implants
Conformis is excited to announce that we have reached an important milestone - the sale of more than 50,000 customized implants, each individually sized and shaped to fit each patient’s unique anatomy.
How to Prepare for Knee Replacement Surgery
If you and your surgeon have decided that knee replacement surgery is right for you, you are not alone – surgeons perform over 650,000 knee replacements each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After performing millions of these procedures over the years, health professionals have come up with suggestions on what you can do prior to surgery to get the most out of your knee replacement.
What to Expect After Knee Replacement
Returning to your everyday activities takes time after knee replacement, but your active participation in the healing process can help you get there sooner and enjoy a better outcome.
How Does a 3D Printed Knee Replacement Work?
Medical professionals now use 3D printing to create titanium jaws, hearing aids, limbs, organs, and in the production of customized knee replacements. Invented by Chuck Hull back in 1983, 3D printing is the process of using a printer to transform a digital three-dimensional model into a
5 Important Questions to Ask Before Knee Replacement
Knee replacement surgery can be a significant step toward a more active lifestyle, even if that just means getting back to a lifestyle you once enjoyed. However, since you are replacing something in your body, it is easy enough to be overwhelmed and forget to ask some important questions about the surgery, recovery time, and what to expect in the future.
Not All Patient-Specific Systems Are Created Equal
Drs. David Mack, Chris Cannova, Ranjan Sachdev, Edward Rossario, Robert Tait, William Kurtz, and R. William Junius explain what it means to be truly patient-specific.
How your knee is delivered - "One Box, One Tray"
Conformis is the only orthopedic company with just-in-time manufacturing and delivery capabilities. This means that your customized implant and surgical instrumentation is delivered in one single-use kit to the hospital, just a few days prior to surgery.
Shape drives stability
How does the shape of a knee affect it's motion and stability? Drs. William Kurtz, Christopher Cannova, David Mack, Edward Rossario, and Deryk Jones discuss how Conformis addresses mid-flexion instability compared to off-the-shelf implants.
Expert Q&A: What is the Knee Replacement Success Rate?
As an orthopaedic surgeon and a specialist in joint replacement, I have had the privilege of treating thousands of patients with knee arthritis and to see them make dramatic improvements.
What is a Conformis implant?
What is a Conformis implant all about? Hear from the 10 patients who inspired it all - as they show off their knees.
Getting back the confidence and security I need to do my job
My name is Doug Morris and I have a Conformis implant
I couldn't wait to get back to gardening and the grandkids
My name is Larry Workman and I have a Conformis implant