ConforMIS, Inc. is taking the next step in the evolution of patient-specific technology by launching a new iteration of its unicompartmental knee resurfacing device, the iUni G2.
Enhancements to the iUni G2 include an improved, patient specific and wear optimized design, instrument changes for even simpler surgical techniques, and iView™ patient-specific images for improved surgical planning.
ConforMIS’ partial knee resurfacing systems use proprietary technology and patient-specific imaging data to personalize an implant and instrumentation set for each patient, providing superior fit and performance.
ConforMIS introduced the iUni G2 in November 2009, and it is currently available for both medial and lateral compartment treatment.
Dr. Terry Clyburn and Dr. Brian Parsley performed the first iUni G2 surgery during a live broadcast from Foundation Surgical Hospital in Bellaire, Texas. The surgery is currently available for viewing .
The iUni G2 Advantages:
ConforMIS’ patient-specific approach offers an array of advantages to patients, surgeons and hospitals. These benefits include:
Patient-specific fit and wear optimized design: The iUni G2 offers patient-specific, anatomic fit for natural kinematics, full coverage of all weight bearing areas and a new implant designed for low contact stress and micro-motion.
Minimally invasive and minimally traumatic procedure: Patients benefit from a resurfacing solution with minimal bone resection, preservation of all ligaments, no intramedullary canal penetration, and the ability for a simple conversion to a primary total knee arthroplasty.
Simple and reproducible surgical technique: ConforMIS’ iUni G2 surgery uses iJig® patient-specific instrumentation to reduce the number of surgical steps and to minimize intra-operative sizing and trials. In addition, the new iView™ patient-specific planning images introduce an entirely new and simple way to visualize joint preparation during surgery.
Operating room efficiencies: The iUni G2 provides an assortment of efficiency benefits to surgeons and hospitals, including simplified set-up and tear down, minimal instrumentation for the surgery, complete system delivery in a disposable kit and reduced sterilization and inventory costs.