Tell Us About Yourself
Please fill out the information below to learn about the design and manufacturing of your implant.
Your implant is at stage one, we’re analyzing your CT scan.
Our imaging team is currently reviewing your scan to prepare for the design process.
Your CT scan is a series of image “slices”, or cross sections from your hip , your knee, and your ankle. By capturing images at these points, we get a better understanding of the way your natural anatomy aligns and functions. These images allow us to correct any underlying deformity and design an implant to fit you, and only you.
Your implant is at stage two, we’re designing your knee.
Our proprietary Image-to-Implant® software is converting your CT scan into a 3D model by mapping the articulating surface and identifying any diseased areas.
Articulating Surface: any surface of the skeletal structure (bone or cartilage) that makes normal direct contact with another surface of bone or cartilage as part of a synovial joint
Once the knee joint has been mapped and areas affected by osteoarthritis identified, the design of your implant begins. Each implant is designed to fit your knee precisely and is matched to the unique shape of your knee joint.
After the implant is designed, we create a set of surgical instruments that also match your anatomy to ensure the surgery is tailored for you.
Your implant is at stage three, we’re manufacturing your knee.
Using the 3D model generated from your CT scan, we are manufacturing your knee to fit your unique anatomy.
At our state-of-the-art facility, we use the latest in manufacturing and 3D printing technology to create an implant and surgical instrumentation just for you. Your customized instrumentation is created using a 3D printer where a robotic arm sweeps a layer of powdered material onto a tray. A laser then outlines each patient-specific shape, fusing the powdered material into a solid. The process is repeated many times, until the layers have built up and the final shape of the instruments is created.
Your implant is at stage four, we’re inspecting your knee.
We are inspecting each component of your knee to ensure it reaches our quality standards.
When other orthopedic companies manufacture large batches of product, it isn’t possible to inspect every single one. Instead, samplings are selected and tested, and the results dictate whether that product ships.
Each and every Conformis implant undergoes a system of engineering checks and balances. You can rest assured that your implant has been inspected at several points in the process before it is sent to your surgeon.
Your knee is complete!
Your knee has been designed and inspected, and is ready to be shipped to your hospital!
Our just-in-time delivery system means that your implant will arrive at the hospital a few days before your surgery. Your hospital will receive one box that contains your implant and patient-specific surgical instrumentation needed for your surgery.