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  • Four-Year Data from the UK National Joint Registry Highlights High Survivorship in Patients Treated with the Conformis iTotal CR

    BILLERICA, Mass., March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Conformis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS), a medical technology company that offers joint replacement implants designed and manufactured to fit and conform to each patient’s unique anatomy, today announced new data showing that patients treated with the Conformis iTotal CR knee implant experienced a cumulative revision rate of 0.5% at four years compared to a 1.9% cumulative revision rate at the same time-point, among all patients who underwent knee replacement.1 Results are summarized in a February 2018 report from Beyond Compliance, based on data available in the National Joint Registry (NJR) in the U.K.

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  • Take intraoperative steps to reduce joint infection risk

    With an increasing number of total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty procedures being performed in the United States, the rate of failure has also increased. In its annual report, the American Joint Replacement Registry listed infection as a leading cause of TKA and THA revisions from 2012 to 2016. Research has also shown failures due to periprosthetic joint infection are expected to increase at an annual rate of between 38,000 cases and 270,000 cases by the year 2030.

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  • ConforMIS Announces Publication of Results published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Knee Surgery showing 100% of patients treated with iTotal CR achieve mechanical alignment in target range of +/- 3%

    BILLERICA, Mass., Jan. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ConforMIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS), a medical technology company that offers joint replacement implants designed and manufactured to fit each patient’s unique anatomy, today announced the publication of a prospective study in The Journal of Knee Surgery, a peer-reviewed orthopedic journal,on December 14, 2017. The study investigated the ability of the iTotal CR Knee Replacement System restoring coronal plane mechanical axis alignment in a patient’s leg.

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  • 3D printing technology used for Oak Ridge woman's knee implant

    An Oak Ridge resident recently received a customized total knee implant, developed using a 3D printing technology. This medical advancement is changing the way doctors perform knee replacement surgeries.

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  • Calcium and vitamin D supplements may not protect against bone fractures

    One of the most contentious questions in nutrition science over the past decade has been whether older adults should be taking supplemental vitamin D and calcium. As the world's population ages and broken bones and fractures become even more of a public health concern, with huge social and economic consequences, researchers have been trying to make sense of conflicting studies on the association between supplements and fracture risk.

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