The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, with the head of the femur constituting the ball that articulates with the
acetabular fossa, which is the socketed surface of the pelvis. The arrangement allows for a wide degree of
motion. Since it is a load-bearing joint, the hip is susceptible to degenerative joint disease, which is commonly known as arthritis.
Conformis Inc, a medical technology firm, has just received FDA clearance for their next-generation hip system. This custom solution uses 3D imaging technology to develop a stem and acetabular cap that is tailored to the patient’s anatomy. The 3D imaging technology from Conformis also produces a presurgical plan that optimized the positioning of implant placement.
According to CEO of Conformis, Mark Augusti, he stated in a press release that:
“Our new Conformis Hip System is compatible with multiple surgical approaches and is designed to provide the surgeon an efficient and accurate experience in the execution of the operative plan. We believe our system will allow surgeons to improve efficiency in the OR, and importantly — for the anterior approach — potentially eliminate the use of fluoroscopy.”
In a recent market study, iData has discovered that the age for hip replacement is expanding into younger populations. This means the need for more robust and longer-lasting implants will increase. Advances in orthopedic technologies have taken place over the past several years. These latest technological developments are making the prospect of hip replacement more attractive to younger individuals, as they decrease recovery time and allow for patients to resume their mobility faster. The price of these innovations from organizations like Conformis, will increase the overall cost of procedures. This will likely drive the revenue growth in the U.S. hip replacement device market.
For Further Information
To get in an in-depth market overview of 22 countries, with insight through primary research and procedural volumes, please read iData Research’s’ 3,836 page Large Joint Devices Market Analysis, Size and Trends Report.