Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine and Dr. Edward Westerheide are proud to offer the latest in customized knee replacement technology from Conformis. These custom knee replacements are designed to match the unique size and shape of each patient’s knee.
In traditional knee replacement surgery, an off-the-shelf implant is chosen from a selection of standard fixed sizes. The surgeon then makes the necessary adjustments to fit the implant to the patient during surgery. Because these traditional implants aren’t designed to your specific anatomy, surgeons often have to compromise on implant fit, rotation, and alignment, which can cause pain or discomfort after surgery.
The Conformis technology offers unique advantages not possible with traditional, standardized implants, such as:
- Individualized fit that virtually eliminates sizing compromises
- Design that follows the shape and contour of each patient’s knee to provide a more natural-feeling knee
- Maintenance of the patient’s natural joint lines to avoid instability
Check out Dr. Westerheide with the customized knee replacement technology from Conformis as well as one of his patients walking just after his surgery.
For more information on the implant design process, the benefits of the Conformis knee replacement system, and how it compares to the off-the-shelf implants of traditional knee replacements, please watch the videos below.
To learn more or to see if you are a candidate for Conformis knee replacement, please call our office at (740) 788-9220 or request an appointment online.