Dr. Kurtz is a consultant for Conformis. He currently gets financial support for two Conformis sponsored research studies looking at the Itotal knee replacement results. He gives didactic lectures across the country on behalf of Conformis and teaches other surgeons on how to use the Conformis knee replacement system through both cadever labs and site visits where other surgeons come watch Dr. Kurtz perform surgery. He utilizes his mechanical engineering degree and his over 15 orthopedic patents in helping Conformis with designing the joint replacement implants of tomorrow. He does not receive any payments or royalties on any implant his uses and always selects the implant and vendor that will deliver the best clinical result.