Conformis: New 3D-printed hip system tops 200 procedures since July
Conformis (NSDQ:CFMS) showed off its 3D-designed, customized total hip replacement system, having announced the first two procedures using the system in July. Since then, more than 200 procedures have been completed at over 20 different sites across the U.S., according to the Billerica, Mass.-based company.
Similar to the design process for the Conformis knee technologies, the company’s hip system uses proprietary software to design, manufacture and deliver the implants and iJigs instruments. After each patient’s CT scan is converted into a 3-dimensional computer model, the unique measurements of that patient’s anatomy are transformed into a comprehensive, individualized, pre-operative surgical plan that is delivered to the surgeon in advance of the operation. Patient conforming, single-use, 3D-printed cutting guides are included in the patient-labeled kit, limiting the need for the many reusable instruments required for a standard, off-the-shelf total hip replacement, the company said.
“We have been very pleased with the feedback we have received over the past seven months from the participating medical advisory board surgeons and are excited to speak widely to the conference attendees about our new technology,” said Conformis president & CEO Mark Augusti.