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Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty—An iUni® G2 Resurfacing Option

The iUni G2—the "i" stands for individualized—is a unicompartmental knee resurfacing device designed for patients with arthritic damage limited to either the medial compartment or lateral compartment. Together with the iDuo® G2, the iUni G2 provides patients with a range of partial knee resurfacing options in earlier stages of arthritis.

ConforMIS has developed a personalized unicompartmental knee implant designed to conform precisely to your unique anatomy. Using iFit technology and information from a standard CT scan, ConforMIS creates a personalized knee implant designed to resurface just the affected compartment.

Now Knee Injury Doesn’t Mean Loss of Mobility

Personalized implants offer unique advantages versus traditional knee replacement options. Because each ConforMIS device is created specifically for you, the implants exactly mirror the surface contours of your knee, providing far more bone preservation. The implants also provide an anatomic fit with less bone cutting than traditional options, which can mean substantially reduced loss of mobility.

Patients with unicompartmental disease are able to preserve their knee for future treatment options and may also experience faster recovery time and reduced post-operative pain than with traditional total knee replacement.

Knee Problems Are No Match for iJig

In addition, our unique iJig instrumentation can improve alignment and provide a more natural feel to the knee, which can reduce implant wear and extend longevity.

iUni G2 features:

  • Manufactured for each patient based on their individual anatomy
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Bone- and cartilage-preserving
  • Appropriate for young and active patients
  • Less post-operative pain and shorter post-operative recovery
  • Preserves the ability to move to other treatment options in the future

The iUni G2 Process

Should you and your surgeon determine that you are a good candidate, he or she will give you an order for a CT scan. Your CT scan will then be sent to ConforMIS for review and implant production. Your iUni G2 should be completed approximately six weeks from receipt of the scan.

The personalized implant will be shipped to your surgeon along with personalized surgical instruments derived from your CT scan called iJigs. The iJigs will aid your surgeon in determining the precise placement of your implant.

Following surgery, your care will focus on reducing and controlling swelling, pain management and physical therapy. You may also need to wear a brace for a few weeks.

ConforMIS Knee Implants Help You Recover Faster

While every person's experience is different, many are able to weight-bear and walk with an aid within hours of surgery. Most people return to activities of daily living within six weeks. More physically demanding activities, such as sports, may take up to three months. Consult your doctor or physical therapist about your individual goals and limitations.

To learn more about this procedure, call 678-312-5000.