At 6 p.m. CST on November 10, Foundation Surgical Hospital will present a live webcast of a partial knee replacement featuring the iUni® Personalized Knee Resurfacing System. Foundation Surgical Hospital is a nationally recognized, state-of-art specialty orthopedic and neuro-spine facility developed to provide patients with the highest quality of care in a comfortable, healing environment. The live procedure, will be performed by Dr. Terry Clyburn and Dr. Brian Parsley from Foundation Surgical Hospital in Houston, Texas. During the webcast, the viewing audience can email questions to the doctors.
“We use a CT scan of a patient’s diseased knee, which is an advanced software program that creates a 3-D model of the knee. This model is then used to develop an implant and accompanying surgical instrumentation that are precisely matched to the exact anatomy of the patient. This simplified, more accurate surgical technique results in an implant that is almost identical to the original knee.” says Dr. Terry Clyburn, Orthopedic Surgeon at Foundation Surgical Hospital in Houston, Texas. “If a patient is young, healthy and has arthritic damage limited to either the medial or lateral compartment, this is a good alternative to the more profound total knee replacement.”
The iUni® Unicompartmental Knee Resurfacing System (ConforMIS, Inc.) is designed and manufactured using a proprietary patient-specific approach, enabling each patient to receive an implant that is made just for them. For certain patients, the customized fit enables a more bone preserving, resurfacing procedure that can help them maintain the natural kinematics of their knee. In addition, the iUni comes packaged together with disposable, patient-specific instrumentation called iJigs®, which are designed from the same scans as the implant. The iJig cutting and placement guides are designed to work with the implants to simplify the surgery and improve a quantum leap forward for knee replacement technology,” says Dr. Clyburn.
About Foundation Surgical Hospital
Orthopedic and neuro-surgeons designed Foundation Surgical Hospital (FSH) to achieve surgical outcomes of the highest quality. In 2009, HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company, ranked FSH among the nation’s top 5% for Joint Replacement and Patient Experience.
FSH provides a unique patient enabling environment with concierge services to assist patients with referrals, support and information. FSH also has a comprehensive international patient program. For more information about Foundation Surgical Hospital, visit www.foundationsurgicalhospital.com or call 1-877-FSH-SURG (374-7874) for physician referrals.