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Conformis Actera(TM) Hip System Receives 510(k) Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration


New design adds increasingly more common tri-taper femoral stem design and direct anterior approaches to the expanding Conformis family of Personalized Total Hip Arthroplasty implants

BILLERICA, Mass., Sept. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Conformis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS), a leading medical technology company featuring personalized knee and hip replacement products, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Company’s Actera™ Hip System.

Actera adds a tri-taper femoral stem design to the expanding Conformis hip portfolio. This advanced tri-taper design is becoming more common among orthopedic surgeons, as its design objective is to facilitate a minimally invasive approach similar to direct anterior, with easier access to the femur and consequently less injury to muscles and fewer potential interactions with nerves.

“We’re excited to expand Conformis’ hip portfolio with the addition of Actera, to satisfy the rise in surgeon demand for tri-taper stems,” said Mark Augusti, Chief Executive Officer and President of Conformis. “Surgeons have demonstrated a significant and growing preference for anterior total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgeries in recent years, and the innovative tri-taper stem is designed for easier placement. Peer-reviewed studies provide an increasing body of evidence that a tri-taper stem supports improved proximal load transfer and lower likelihood of implant loosening.”

Conformis will introduce the Actera hip system under a limited market release in select U.S. markets, which is expected to commence in the coming months. This complete THA system and supporting software has been developed to offer more personalized alternatives to cementless hip stems on market, while leveraging the Company’s advanced surgical planning and surgery in a box delivery model.

“The Actera hip, with its tri-tapered stem, is the natural evolution of the Conformis personalized portfolio,” said Dr. Robert T. Trousdale, M.D., a Board-certified orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. “It is well-suited to whichever surgical approach is chosen by the surgeon.”

Chronology of the Conformis Hip Portfolio:

  • Conformis Actera™ Hip System: The Conformis Actera Hip System received FDA 510(k) marketing clearance in 2022. It utilizes an advanced tri-taper femur stem design that facilitates direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasties, and provides an additional stem option to orthopedic surgeons.
  • Conformis Cordera™ Hip System: The Conformis Cordera Hip System received FDA 510(k) marketing clearance in 2020. It is a cementless primary total hip replacement composed of femoral (thigh) and acetabular (socket of the hip bone) components. The system can be used with or without a pre-operative CT scan that is used to design Conformis iJigs® (patient-specific instruments) and a personalized surgical plan.
  • Conformis Hip System: The Conformis Hip System received FDA 510(k) marketing clearance in 2019. The Conformis Hip System is the only primary total hip replacement system on the market designed with 3D imaging technology to provide a stem and acetabular cup size that matches each patient’s specific anatomy.

About Conformis, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Conformis is a medical technology company focused on advancing orthopedic patient care and creating a world without joint pain. Its product portfolio is designed to maximize surgeon and patient choice by offering fully personalized solutions through its Image-to-Implant® Platinum Services℠ Program as well as data-informed, standardized solutions that combine many benefits of personalization with the convenience and flexibility of an off-the-shelf system. Conformis’ sterile, just-in-time, Surgery-in-a-Box™ delivery system is available with all of its implants and personalized, single-use instruments. Conformis owns or exclusively in-licenses issued patents and pending patent applications that cover personalized implants and patient-specific instrumentation for all major joints. For more information, visit To receive future press releases via e-mail alerts, sign up at

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