Dr. Robert J. Snyder performed the first outpatient Total Knee Arthroplasty using the Conformis iTotal G2 Patient-Specific Knee Replacement Prosthesis and Cutting Jigs in an ambulatory surgery center in Hampton Roads on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The outpatient surgery was performed on a 61-year-old female at Coastal Virginia Surgery Center in Newport News, Va.
“Patients who need total knee replacement surgery want an implant that is as close to their own knee as possible,” explains Dr. Robert J. Snyder, orthopaedic surgeon at Orthopaedic and Spine Center. “They can have that with the Conformis iTotal knee, which is the perfect solution for TKA in an ambulatory surgery center as all the components for surgery come in one box.”
“The patient was up walking and discharged to go home within three and a half hours of surgery, after demonstrating competency at going up and down stairs,” said Dr. Boyd W. Haynes III, President of Coastal Virginia Surgery Center. “In our patient care call the next day, she said she was doing fine, with no swelling, and the home health nurse had already been by for a care visit. She did have some discomfort but felt that was entirely normal for the surgery she’d had. We wish her all the best as she recovers!”
Also printed in Becker’s ASC Review.