ConforMIS fully launches iTotal PS for total knee replacement: 5 key notes

Laura Dyrda -   Print  |

ConforMIS began the full commercial launch of the iTotal PS customized implant for total knee replacements.

Here are five key notes:


1. The iTotal PS is a customized implant building on the iTotal CR system, introduced in May 2011. The implants are customized for each patient to avoid overhang, rotation and sizing compromises.


2. The iTotal PS is designed to restore the natural shape of the patient's knee and includes a customized cam and spine for stability throughout the full range of motion. The cam and spine feature serve the function of the posterior cruciate ligament.


3. Surgeons can either choose to retain the patient's cruciate ligament or substitute it for the posterior stabilization. Surgeons in the United States have preferred the posterior stabilization technique.


4. The feedback from surgeons on the iTotal PS has been positive; the product was originally launched with a limited release last year.


5. ConforMIS customized knee replacements come in just-in-time delivery with a single, pre-sterilized kit for patient-specific instruments, a single reusable instrument tray and no implant inventory. The just-in-time model has shown economic benefit and could provide value to bundled payment systems.


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