Conformis: Custom Implants Designed to Fit Your Unique Anatomy
The goal of any knee replacement is to be pain-free, restore natural motion, and for patients to return to their everyday activities. But patients seldom realize that the implant their surgeon selects for their joint replacement can play an outsized role in the surgery’s success. That’s because one of the biggest challenges in joint replacement surgery is making off-the-shelf implants fit into each patient’s unique anatomy. Because there is a high degree of anatomic variability among patients, and only a limited range of joint implant sizes, it’s rare that an off-the-shelf implant is a “perfect” fit. Fortunately, Conformis implants offer patients a fully custom alternative.
Conformis implants are the only truly patient-specific total knee replacement implant. By combining advanced 3D imaging technology with the latest manufacturing capabilities, Conformis manufactures each and every implant based on each patient’s unique size and shape.
Because each Conformis implant is designed specifically for you, the implants have articulating surfaces that better match your joint’s natural shape, helping to restore its natural kinematics. Because your Conformis implant is designed to fit only your knee, sizing compromises common with traditional implants are eliminated, allowing the surgeon to preserve as much of your bone as possible. Ultimately, iFit Conformis knee replacements are capable of reducing the amount of bone removed by up to 25% and potentially cutting recovery time in half.
OrthoEdge’s Dr. Richard Grimsley is currently the only surgeon in Jacksonville utilizing Conformis implants. Where appropriate, he will select the Conformis implant for those patients requiring a knee replacement. The iTotal implant is appropriate for patients of any age whose conditions cannot be solely addressed by the use of an implant designed to treat only one or two of the three knee compartments.