Credit: restor3D | Legacy Conformis’ casted femoral implant (left), restor3d 3-D printed femoral implant (right)

Remember restor3D, one of the 24 companies that acquired a company last year and expert in patient-specific musculoskeletal implants? Well, it has just announced the completion of a key initiative.

“Patient-specific femoral implants, which have traditionally been cast at low margin, are now 3-D printed at a fraction of the cost at our facility in Durham, NC,” stated Kurt Jacobus, Chief Executive Officer of restor3d. This previously-cleared additive manufacturing method for the femoral implants has now been successfully commercialized, outperforming the mechanical properties of cast implants.

2023 was also off to a great start for restor3D whose 3D printed tibial implants were successfully used in surgery. With the commercialization of this AM method occurring after the merger with Conformis, the company will now seize the opportunity to deliver clinically differentiated and cost-effective solutions across the orthopaedic landscape.

“Total knee replacement is entering an era of personalization,” said Dr. Moby Parsons, MD, a Board-Certified orthopaedic surgeon at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. “Nowhere is this more important than implant design and I believe this is a critical element of achieving the better outcomes that today’s patients expect. restor3d’s printed patient-specific femurs take personalization to the next level of innovation in knee replacement using form and fit to help achieve a more normal feeling. I owe it to my patients to provide the best outcome possible in every case, and this technology is a key solution to that goal.”

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