ConforMIS News


  • Montag, 3/10/14

    Customized Implants & Outpatient Knee Surgery: Q&A With Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Burkhardt (Becker’s ASC Review)

    Joe Burkhardt, MD

    Joseph Burkhardt, DO, an orthopedic surgeon with Great Lakes Bone and Joint Center and Meridian Surgical Partners‘ Brookside Surgery Center in Battle Creek, Mich., answers questions about his experience with outpatient knee surgery and the benefits of customized implants. Question: Why do you believe knee surgery is a good fit for the ambulatory surgery center setting?  Dr….

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  • Montag, 2/24/14

    New Technology Allows for Personalized Knee Replacements (Kentucky Doc Magazine)

    Wallace Huff - Kentucky Doc Magazine

    Knee replacement, or arthroplasty, is one of the more common orthopedic procedures performed in the United States, with over 600,000 such procedures performed annually. Most commonly, knee replacement is indicated due to painful and debilitating osteoarthritis, and while this surgery was historically reserved for elderly patients with severe joint disease, knee replacement is becoming more…

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  • Samstag, 2/1/14

    Local patient finds new freedom after revolutionary surgery (WPBF-TV)


    Just the mere mention of the word „surgery“ can often generate a flood of emotions, from fear to denial. But now there’s a way to make it a lot easier, a lot faster and a lot less painful.

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  • Samstag, 9/1/12

    Bones of Invention (Orthopedic Design & Technology)

    Designed as an alternative to traditional total knee replacements which come in a limited range of sizes and shapes, ConforMIS’ customized approach precisely matches each implant to the shape and curvature of the individual joint. The iTotal system also allows surgeons to avoid many of the sizing and fit issues that can compromise surgical results.

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  • Mittwoch, 1/18/12

    Doctor performs less invasive knee replacement (Heritage Newspapers)


    In October, Dr. Mark Kelley, an orthopedic surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital began performing custom partial knee replacements that are less invasive and reduce the time it takes to heal.

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  • Mittwoch, 11/16/11

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

    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.

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  • Sonntag, 11/13/11

    Less is more: Naples surgeon pioneers more natural arthritis relief with custom partial implants (Naples Daily News)

    Karen Hopper had no intention of giving up her beach walks or mountain hikes.

    So when she started feeling stabbing pains in her right knee a year ago, she knew it was time to see an orthopedic surgeon.

    „It stops you short,“ she said of the pain. „We were hiking in Arizona and it started up again.“

    Little did she know that her implant for partial knee replacement surgery could be custom made, based on her anatomy. The precise implant fit means a speedier recovery and preserving more bone for natural functioning.

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  • Dienstag, 9/6/11

    Melrose-Wakefield Hospital offering new option for knee surgery (

    John Lynch, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with the nationally recognized Hallmark Health Bone & Joint Program, recently began performing customized partial knee replacement surgery at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, the only hospital north of Boston offering this procedure. This procedure has many benefits including less time in the hospital, less intense physical therapy and less of a need for prescription medications.

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  • Donnerstag, 9/1/11

    Can Your Knees Be Saved? (More Magazine)

    Why are women more susceptible to knee trouble? “Women’s hips are wider, which places greater pressure on the inside of the knee,” answers Christopher J. Centeno, MD, founder of the Centeno-Schultz Clinic in Broomfield, Colorado. Also, estrogen may make women’s joints looser, and hence less stable, which leads to more wear and tear on the knee. Walking around in high heels is another factor: They usually tilt you forward, which places pressure on the underside of the kneecap, a common site of osteoarthritis. No wonder, then, that women undergo six out of 10 total-knee-replacement operations, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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  • Mittwoch, 6/22/11

    New knee procedure eases woman’s pain (Capital Gazette)

    Irene DeHan was pregnant with her third child when she twisted her leg walking down stairs, resulting in chronic pain.

    For nearly 20 years, the Gambrills resident had to endure a right knee that hurt so badly it woke her in the middle of the night and jutted out so far she appeared bowlegged. Surgeons and specialists told her options were limited, since her injury was bone on bone.

    So she endured the pain until she learned she was a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure that would place a customized device within her knee. DeHan had the procedure done this spring and continues to undergo physical therapy, but no longer has the pain.
    The new procedure has a shorter recovery time than a total knee replacement, and doctors said it is an option for patients who fear invasive surgery.

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