An overwhelming majority of study participants receiving the ISA experienced clinically meaningful improvement in pain and function by two years after the procedure.
ISA responder rate vs. HTO
ISA responder rate vs. HTO
Results from the clinical study resoundingly met pre-defined safety criteria.
freedom from safety endpoint event.
freedom from conversion to HTO or arthroplasty.*
freedom from implant integrity event.**
*One patient in the ISA group converted to UKA. **There were no device mechanical failures in the ISA group. One screw in the ISA group was deemed to have partially backed out; device remains in situ without further sequelae.
The ISA was designed to help knee OA patients return to activities important to them.
In the clinical study, patients self-selected their desired activity, then tracked their ability to perform that activity over the course of their recovery from the procedure.
Lower impact exercise
The most desired activities were low impact cardiovascular exercises, such as cycling or elliptical training (57.5% of patients).
Medium to higher impact activities
Running, jogging, and hiking were selected by 54.8% of patients.
Resistance training and dynamic sports
26.0% wanted to resume weightlifting, squats, or leg presses, and 8.2% wanted to return to contact sports, including football, basketball, and soccer.
The most common adverse reaction in the study was pain, with 5% of ISA patients and 36% of HTO patients reporting pain after the procedure (p<0.001).
Early onset OA meant that by my early 30s I was in too much pain to stand and kick a soccer ball to my four year old. I tried every non-surgical intervention without success. After the ISA surgery, I’ve been able to return to running, skiing, and I’ve even taken up kickboxing. I can push myself hard enough to irritate my knee, and getting smacked on the device feels a lot like getting hit on the funny bone. But this surgery has given me my life back and it allows me live normally without thinking about my knee, while vastly exceeding my expectations for how active I can be. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.Zach A., participant in previous study of the ISAFive years after surgery
Study participants who received the ISA were able to get back on their feet, and to weight bearing activity, up to 7 times faster than participants who received HTO.
Days to Weight Bearing
Partial Weight Bearing, p < 0.001
Full Weight Bearing, p < 0.001
As with any surgery, individual results may vary. Most side effects recorded in the study were mild to moderate, and included catching/pulling sensation, inability to perform certain tasks such as lifting/exercising, dissatisfaction with the procedure, cellulitus, surgical site infection, knee pain, kinesiophobia, and scar formation/adhesions. Most side effects resolved without further sequelae, and in certain instances the implant was removed.