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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 information about the shape and condition of your knee, which our iFit technology utilizes to design a personalized implant.
The iForma slips into the medial or lateral compartment between the thigh bone and the shin bone. Because of the personalized design, the iForma closely conforms to the natural anatomic structures in your joint, using those features to retain its proper position without the need for screws, pegs or cement. No bone cuts or cartilage removal is required.
or cement. No bone cuts or cartilage removal is required.
Once inserted, the iForma restores the geometry of your joint and realigns the knee. It also provides a smooth articulating surface for the thigh bone, preventing painful bone-on-bone rubbing. Patients should be able to return to light to moderate activity after recovery and may delay the progression of disease due to improper loading of one compartment.
By preserving the joint, the iForma maintains the ability to safely move to more invasive knee replacement options at a later date, if one becomes necessary. This may be particularly important for patients considered too young for traditional knee replacement.
Treats mild-to-moderate osteoarthritic degeneration
Manufactured for each patient based on information from their MRI scan
Minimally invasive, minimally traumatic procedure
2-3 inch average incision length, typically a 40-60 minute procedure
No bone cuts or articular cartilage removal required
Preserves the ability to move to other treatment options in the future
May result in less post-operative pain and faster recovery