Matthew Levy, MD, an orthopedic surgeon practicing at Cleveland-based St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, is bringing customized knee implant surgery using iTotal technology from ConforMIS, Cleveland Jewish News reported.
Here are three details to know about the technology:
1. iTotal helps surgeons provide implants tailored to their patient's anatomy though using CT scans to create a 3D implant
2. Dr. Levy said technology like the iTotal system can both improve patient experience and provide information to physicians.
3. "As our industry embraces the technology out there, it is inevitable that there will be advances with computer technology and 3-D printing," he told Cleveland Jewish News. "Every time this data is imput into the computer, it is stored. With the increasing number of data we feed in there, the technology is only going to improve and get better."
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