Now. A New Hip Made Only for You
Custom Hip REplacement
The Conformis Hip System is designed to address many of the shortcomings of primary hip replacement today. For the first time, we are able to use have a fully-guided system designed to address the wide variations in anatomy presented across cases. The Conformis system builds upon traditional methods for hip replacement surgery with proven materials and components which, today, are offered in only limited standard configurations. Due to the accuracy of the personalized pre-operative surgical plan, the 3D printed patient conforming cutting guides and hip implant components.
Anterior Hip REplacement
One of the most promising recent improvements in hip replacement surgery is the anterior hip replacement technique. This method of performing the surgery is an improvement because it is less invasive, there is lower risk of dislocation and recovery from surgery will typically be faster than when other techniques are used. We are able to perform the hip replacement without using special tables or x-ray machines, in most cases, which makes it quicker and easier to set up. There is also less uncertainty about the placement of the components when Dr. Waldman can see them directly. Patients may have less pain, smaller incisions, and more accurate leg length. Many patients are recovering their function and ability to walk very rapidly.
While Dr. Waldman has had great success with the anterior approach, he believes that the type of hip and approach should be customized to each patient. People are individuals and have different needs and different reasons for needing hip surgery. Dr. Waldman tailors each operation for each patient’s personal requirements.
Superior Hip Replacement (Posterior)
While we have had great success with the direct anterior approach for hip replacement, there are some patients whose size or shape are not the best suited for the anterior approach. In larger patients the complication rates and chance of infection can be higher than more traditional methods.
Fortuitously, we now have instruments that allow us to do a Superior approach. This is is a muscle sparing posterior approach that offers many of the benefits of the anterior approach. We've used it to great effect in many of our patients and it represents an exciting alternative.
If you have ever been told that you are not a suitable candidate for the anterior approach, the superior approach may be a great alternative for hip surgery. While Dr. Waldman has had great success with the Superior approach, he believes that the type of hip and approach should be customized to each patient. People are individuals and have different needs and different reasons for needing hip surgery. Dr. Waldman tailors each operation for each patient’s personal requirements.
Dr. Waldman has worked with a number of implant manufacturers on designing implants specifically designed for the Superior or Anterior approach as needed. Implants used are both smaller, and more easily inserted from the choosen approach. This technique saves bone in case future surgery is needed and lessens damage to surrounding muscle during the surgery.
“Combining a custom implant with the anterior approach has helped our patients attain functional results and rapid recovery that we couldn’t even imagine in years past,” Dr. Barry J Waldman