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  • Mittwoch, 11/16/11

    7 Points About Personalized Partial Knee Replacements in Surgery Centers (Becker’s ASC Review)

    Patient-specific partial knee replacements can provide the same orthopedic benefits as traditional replacements while improving patient comfort and saving surgery centers money and time, according to Jong Lee, senior vice president of marketing and business strategy for ConforMIS.

    According to Mr. Lee, patient-specific knee replacements like those made at ConforMIS are designed to fit the anatomy of each individual patient, meaning the shape, size and fit of the implant are based on the articulating curvatures of the knee. Since 2008, most major implant manufacturers, including Smith & Nephew, Zimmer and Johnson & Johnson, have been introducing personalized instruments into the market.

    According to Mr. Lee, the orthopedic industry as a whole is moving toward personalized implants. Since 2008, most major instrument manufacturers, including Smith & Nephew, Zimmer and Johnson & Johnson, — have been trying to introduce personalized instruments into the market. Mr. Lee and Joseph Burkhardt, MDDO, of Battle Creek, Mich., discuss seven facts about personalized partial knee replacements in the outpatient setting and why it may be particularly well-suited to surgery centers.

    Click here to read the full article on BeckersASC.com

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