ConforMIS Wants to Win Share by Providing Customized Knee Implants  
8/3/2012 8:26:51 AM

Sometimes size does matter, especially when it comes to total knee replacements. Until now, patients in the U.S. have had to be content with a small selection of standard sized knee implants. Now, a late-stage orthopedics startup wants to change the landscape by adding personalization and customization to the mix. ConforMIS Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, has developed what it describes as the first and only U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved custom total knee implant system where both the implant and the cutting tools required to perform the surgery are tailored to each individual.