5 January 2016
Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, announces it has completed the acquisition of Blue Belt Holdings, Inc. (“Blue Belt Technologies”), securing a leading position in the fast-growing area of orthopaedic robotics-assisted surgery.
Blue Belt Technologies’ NAVIO◊ surgical system currently provides robotics-assistance … Read the Rest
ConforMIS Inc. has announced its completion of an investigation about excess moisture and ethylene glycol residue on several of the company’s total knee replacement offerings, in which an independent testing laboratory found no significant health risk to patients from ethylene glycol residue on the affected instrumentation … Read the Rest
ConforMIS Announces Results of Multiple Studies of its Customized Knee Replacements Presented at the 2015 Pan Pacific International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
Bedford, Mass. – August 3, 2015 – ConforMIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) announced today results from six clinical studies presented at the 2015 Pan Pacific International Congress for … Read the Rest
In patients with only limited knee arthritis, surgeons may elect to perform a unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement. Unlike total knee replacement involving removal of all the knee joint surfaces, a unicompartmental knee replacement replaces only one side of the knee joint. Knee osteoarthritis usually occurs first in the medial (inside) … Read the Rest
An alternative to total knee replacement
The JOURNEY DEUCE, a member of the high performance JOURNEY knee family, is an exciting new alternative to total knee replacement.
Because of the new technology used in the JOURNEY DEUCE system, patients with knee arthritis isolated to just part of their knee – … Read the Rest
Vanguard™ PFR Patellofemoral Replacement System by Biomet
Designed by Walter F. Abendschein, M.D., the Vanguard™ PFR represents a unique and effective treatment for patients with severe pain in the front or middle of the knee from cartilage degeneration of the patellofemoral compartment (beneath the kneecap).
The advantage over a total … Read the Rest
BIOMET ANNOUNCES LIFETIME LIMITED IMPLANT REPLACEMENT WARRANTY ON OXFORD® PARTIAL KNEE WHEN IMPLANTED WITH SIGNATURE™* PERSONALIZED PATIENT CARE SYSTEM
WARSAW, IN, September 24, 2012 – Biomet announced today a Lifetime Knee Implant Replacement warranty in the U.S., covering the Oxford® Partial Knee utilizing Signature™ technology. With the Lifetime Implant … Read the Rest
JFK Memorial Hospital Announces Availability of CONFORMIS Personalized Partial Knee Resurfacing System for Patients
JFK Memorial Hospital Indio, CA announced today the availability of minimally traumatic, patient-specific knee resurfacing implants, for patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, a condition that affects more than 27 million adults in the U.S. … Read the Rest
Triathlon PKR was developed with patient needs in mind. The implant is anatomically shaped and helps enable surgeons to use the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques. With this procedure, only the affected compartment of the arthritic femur and the tibia are resurfaced with artificial … Read the Rest
New Procedure Offers a Less Invasive Alternative for Patients With Chronic Knee Pain
Cleveland Clinic orthopedic surgeons have for the first time used a new minimally invasive technique to repair knees damaged by arthritis and physical activity. The arthroscopic knee resurfacing/replacement procedure is designed to help patients recover … Read the Rest
By David W. Murray, MD, FRCS(Orth)
When designing a unicompartmental knee replacement two conflicting requirements exist. To minimize wear it is necessary to have large contact areas so the contact pressures are small. This is best achieved by having congruous articular surfaces. Conversely to minimize loosening it is … Read the Rest
About Partial Knee Replacement
In patients with only limited knee arthritis, surgeons may elect to perform a unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement. Unlike total knee replacement involving removal of all the knee joint surfaces, a unicompartmental knee replacement replaces only one side of the knee joint. Knee osteoarthritis usually occurs first … Read the Rest
View a video about the surgical procedure http://www.conformis.com/flash/player.asp?1
The ConforMIS iForma™ is a unique, minimally invasive treatment option for patients with mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis in either the inner (medial) or outer (lateral) compartment of the knee.
Each iForma™ is designed from a patient’s own MRI scan. The scan provides … Read the Rest