The practice of Matthew D. Barber, M.D. is proud to offer the latest in knee replacement technology - iTotal from Conformis. Conformis patient conforming knee replacements are designed to match the unique size and shape of each patient’s knee.
Because off-the-shelf implants aren’t designed to your specific anatomy, surgeons often have to compromise on implant fit, rotation, and alignment. These compromises can cause pain or discomfort after surgery and help explain why 1 in 5 patients aren’t satisfied with their knee replacement.
The Conformis technology offers unique advantages not possible with traditional, off-the-shelf implants:
- Individualized fit that virtually eliminates sizing compromises common with off-the-shelf implants and often associated with pain after surgery
- Design that follows the shape and contour of each patient’s knee, which provides an increased potential for a more natural feeling knee
- Maintenance of the patient’s natural joint lines to avoid instability, which is a common cause of patient dissatisfaction
Patient Testimonial Videos
The following video is designed as patient educational tools on Conformis and our knee replacement options.
Highlights the benefits of the Conformis iTotal CR and comparing it to traditional, off-the-shelf implants
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It might take between six months to one year to completely recover after a knee replacement surgery. The doctor will provide aftercare instructions that you should follow to prevent complications and increase the chances of success. The aftercare includes checkup appointments, caring for the wound, and activity restrictions.Patients will need to visit the surgeon at…
For mild cases of hip discomfort, the doctor may recommend non-surgical hip treatment to resolve hip pain. These options are generally more conservative than complete hip replacement, which means patients can be up and running in no time. The risks of side effects or complications are also minimal. This article covers some of the non-surgical…