Unicompartmental Knee Resurfacing Implant
Mon, 06/16/2008 - 1:11pm
The iUni™ unicompartmental knee resurfacing implant is one of four patient-specific implants ConforMIS has developed for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, the most common reason for knee replacement surgery. Designed for patients whose arthritic damage is isolated to either the medial or lateral compartments of the knee, with little to no damage present in the other compartments, the use of a unicompartmental implant is often referred to as “partial knee replacement.” Each iUni is designed from an individual patient’s imaging study, in this case a CT scan, using the company’s proprietary iFit™ technology and made specifically for that patient. Because it is patient-specific, the iUni allows for true resurfacing of the femur and complete coverage of the weight bearing surfaces for each patient, a result not previously achievable with off-the-shelf implants.