ConforMIS, Inc. announced that it received Gold 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award for its iUni and iDuo minimally invasive, patient-specific partial knee resurfacing implants. During the ceremony, held on June 10th, ConforMIS was recognized as one among three companies in the category of implant and tissue replacement products.
The company’s proprietary iFit technology makes use of individual patient’s CT scans to create accurate size and shaped partial knee resurfacing implants that match the 3D topography of the patient’s bone surfaces. ConforMIS implants minimizes surgical trauma and preserve healthy bone and cartilage by resurfacing only the affected areas. The iUni is intended for unicompartmental knee resurfacing in patients whose arthritic damage is isolated to just one compartment of the knee. iDuo is designed specifically for bicompartmental knee resurfacing in patients affected by disease in just two of the three compartments of the knee.
The implants are packaged with a tray of iJigs. iJigs provides tactile guidance during surgery to precisely place the instruments. iJigs eliminates the need for manual sizing, simplifying and improving surgical technique and eliminating trays of complex surgical instruments.