Gone are the days of the S, M, L, XL approach to total hip replacement, thanks to a new surgical technology available for patients of Great Basin Orthopaedics (GBO) in Reno.
The Conformis Hip System, available exclusively at GBO, uses advanced imaging and design technology to create personalized hip replacement implants for patients. With this individualized and FDA-cleared approach, GBO patient CT scans are converted into a 3-dimensional computer model. Then, the unique measurements of that specific patient’s anatomy are transformed into a customized implant.
“With the Conformis hip system, the patient gets a new joint that has been created for their specific anatomy, rather than something off the shelf,” explained Dr. Travis Kieckbusch, a surgeon/owner with Great Basin Orthopaedics, who performed the first Northern Nevada Conformis hip surgery in December 2018.
Surgeons are able to collaborate with Conformis during the planning process in order to design the optimal system for each patient based on surgeon preferences.
“It’s a new concept, and we’re very excited about introducing it to Northern Nevada,” said GBO’s Dr. Chris Dolan, who, along with Dr. Kieckbusch, has been using the Conformis technology in knee replacement surgeries since 2016.
All GBO providers believe in an individualized approach to care and in educating the patient about options. For more information, visit www.greatbasinortho.com, which features doctor bios, patient resources, articles about preventive and treatment options and more.
Conformis is a medical technology company that uses its proprietary iFit Image-to-Implant technology platform to develop, manufacture and sell joint replacement implants that are designed and manufactured to fit and conform to each patient’s unique anatomy. For more information, visit www.conformis.com.