pSivida, HSS start IND to Study Sustained-release Implant for Severe Knee OA

Healio/Orthopedics Today—August 12, 2016

Healio reports that pSivida Corp and Hospital for Special Surgery have announced its initiation of an investigational new drug application to begin a study of the sustained-released implant to treat severe knee osteoarthritis.

The article states that, "The device is designed to provide long-term pain relief for patients with severe knee osteoarthritis and will be implanted into the non-articulating part of the knee during an outpatient procedure."

Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD, a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, says, "We believe this product has the potential to provide long-term pain relief and to contribute to improved joint function for patients with severe osteoarthritis, which can delay knee replacement surgery."

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