Results of a retrospective study comparing ConforMIS' (CFMS) custom total knee arthroplasty (TKA) implants vs. standard, off the shelf devices (OTS) indicate a lower number of adverse events, more rapid discharge, lower follow-up care costs, etc. with custom devices.
Per results, TKA patients receiving custom implants:
- experienced fewer adverse events at both discharge and 90 days
- were discharged in less than 3 days to a greater extent
- were discharged to a rehab center or other post-acute care facility to a lesser extent
- required fewer blood transfusions
Additionally, total average real hospital costs between custom and OTS groups were nearly identical (customized $16,192 vs OTS $16,240), and follow-up care costs showed a savings of $1,313 (customized $5,048 vs OTS $6,361).
Results, which were financialy supported by CFMS, were published in Arthroplasty Today.
Source: ConforMIS, Inc.