Robert R. Cawley, D.O.
Dover, NH 03802
It’s the ConforMIS knee replacement – and it is available at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR KNEE
Your knee joint is formed by the intersection of the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shinbone) and patella (kneecap). These bones form three “compartments” or sections. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown and wearing away of cartilage, causing the bones to rub together and resulting in pain. It can affect all of the knee or just parts, depending on the severity.
A partial knee replacement (PKR) is an option for people who have OA in one or two compartments. A total knee replacement (TKR) is an option for people with OA in all three compartments. Knee replacement is a very common procedure.
Knees vary in size and shape. Even your own two knees are different. To provide patients with better results, ConforMIS has developed the only customized total knee replacement that is designed specifically for your knee.
This patient-specific approach offers unique advantages:
CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU IN UNDER SIX WEEKS
The ConforMIS knee replacement uses special technology that converts a CT scan of your knee into a 3D model and then designs an implant that’s unique to you. This fully automated process ensures that your implant is made for your knee, and only your knee.
BETTER FIT LEADS TO LESS PAIN
ConforMIS implants are designed to mimic the natural shape of your knee, which plays an important role in the way your knee bends and extends. By restoring the natural shape of your knee, your knee may feel more like your natural knee.
Our Orthopedic Surgeons are skilled surgeons providing this technology right here at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.