iTotal CR Recognized as One of the Most Innovative New Medical Devices
Privately-held ConforMIS, Inc. announces its iTotal® CR Knee Replacement System has been awarded Silver in the “Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products” category of the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition. The MDEA is the industry’s premier competition recognizing significant advances in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. With its 2009 win for the iUni® and iDuo® resurfacing implants, the MDEA has now recognized the design excellence of the full line of ConforMIS personalized knee implants. The iTotal is the only total knee replacement system that offers true patient-specific implants and instrumentation, with unique advantages compared to traditional knee replacements. Traditional knee replacements use a limited range of off-the-shelf sizes and shapes, requiring a surgeon to make any necessary adjustments during the operation. With iTotal, the process starts well before the surgery using advanced 3D imaging technology to create implants and instrumentation designed to achieve precise anatomic fit and preserve more of the patient’s anatomy than a standard total knee replacement. In addition, iTotal preserves the patient’s natural curvature with the promise of an improved kinematic, functional result. Learn more at http://bit.ly/KNMPK9.