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Can I Stride Toward a Life With Less Pain?
My name is Amy Frenz and #ThisIsMyKnee 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 Significant Support Needs programs
Protecting My Community at Any Cost
My name is Walter Hawkins and #ThisISMyKnee 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 #ThisIsMyKnee 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.
Restoring my Faith in Medicine
My name is Beverly Tyler and #thisismyknee 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 #thisismyknee 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 #thisismyknee 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 flames that threatened homes
This Surgery was the Best Decision I Made in My Life
My name is Cheryl Taylor and #thisismyknee 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 let off steam after
I wasn't letting knee pain keep me off the slopes
Oct 12, 2017 8:28:42 AM My name is Jay Pilcer and #ThisIsMyKnee Since my very first time on the slopes, skiing has made me feel like I am on the top of the world. I live for the adrenaline rush whether I am cruising down
I wanted to be healthy for my grandchildren
My name is Kathryn Hashagen and #thisismyknee 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.
3D Printing: How does it 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 a successful knee replacement?
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 #ThisIsMyKnee
What is #ThisIsMyKnee 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 #thisismyknee
I couldn't wait to get back to gardening and the grandkids
My name is Larry Workman and #thisismyknee
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