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InSpace

Subacromial balloon spacer

A breakthrough in the shoulder continuum of care

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InSpace:

Simple. Efficient.

Potential for improved shoulder function with early pain relief1

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InSpace InSights

InSpace InSights – Biomechanical comparisons with Dr. George Athwal*

Understanding InSpace

  

 

 

 

 

The solution you've been waiting for

InSpace is the industry’s only minimally invasive biodegradable, subacromial balloon spacer for arthroscopic treatment of massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears (MIRCTs). It is designed to restore the subacromial space without requiring sutures or fixation devices.

The InSpace balloon implant helps fill an unmet clinical need and presents a streamlined, arthroscopic procedural option with potential for early functional recovery and pain relief for your patients.1


See the efficiency

InSpace InSights | Setting expectations with Dr. Jonathan Levy*

InSpace InSights | Biomechanical comparisons with Dr. George Athwal*

Clinically proven results

  

InSpace is the only FDA-cleared MIRCT surgical solution supported by level 1 clinical evidence that preserves musculoskeletal tissues and bone and does not require the use of an anchor or permanent implant placement1.

InSpace InSights | Strengths of pivotal study featuring Dr. Nikhil Verma*

"Current strategies treating massive irreparable rotator cuff tears often present a challenge to surgeons and may require long and frustrating rehabilitation processes for patients,” said the lead investigator in the clinical study, Dr. Nikhil Verma, M.D. “The results of the study demonstrate the InSpace balloon is a ‘game-changer’ and presents a shorter, less invasive option that may enable sustained, clinically meaningful improvements in shoulder function and symptoms.”

—Nikhil N. Verma, M.D.

  

Clinical results demonstrate1:

Shorter operative time

Early functional recovery

Early pain relief post procedure

Demonstrated safety profile

  • InSpace resulted in a significant advantage for operative time (44 min) compared to partial repair (71min). (p<0.0001)

Figure 1. The percentage of subjects meeting the ASES score thresholds for the InSpace group (n = 93) and the partial repair group (n = 91). Significant improvements in the ASES score from baseline were noted in both groups at Month 12 and were maintained at Month 24.

  • Early recovery at Week 6 was demonstrated in the InSpace group, as characterized by improvement in the ASES (figure 1), ROM (figure 2) and Constant (figure 3) scores:

Figure 1. Percentage of subjects meeting the American Shoulder and Elbow Score (ASES) minimally clinically important difference (MCID), substantial clinical benefit (SCB) and patient acceptable symptomatic state (PASS) thresholds for the InSpace group (n=93) and the partial repair group (n=91). Significant improvements in the ASES score from baseline were noted in both groups at Month 12 and were maintained at Month 24.

ROM change from baseline through Month 24
Month 24 intent-to-treat population

Figure 2. Box-and-whisker plot showing forward elevation Range of Motion (ROM), presented as a change from baseline, for the InSpace group (n=93) and the partial repair group (n=91). ROM can range from 0° to 180°, with a higher value indicating improvement. Significant improvements, indicated by asterisks, from baseline in favor of the InSpace group were noted at Day 10 (p=0.041), Week 6 (p=0.0001), Month 12 (p=0.0048) and Month 24 (p=0.003). The median values are indicated with horizontal lines, IQRs are indicated with boxes, and whiskers denote data
points within ± 1.5 IQR. Circles indicate outliers. 

Constant-Murley change from baseline through Month 24
Month 24 intent-to-treat population

Figure 3. Box-and-whisker plot showing the overall Constant- Murley Score, presented as a change from baseline, for the InSpace group (n=93) and the partial repair group (n=91). The Constant score can range from 0 to 100, with a higher score indicating improvement. Significant improvements, indicated by asterisks, from baseline in favor of the InSpace group were noted at Week 6 (p=0.021) and Month 24 (p=0.05). The median values are indicated with horizontal lines, IQRs are indicated with boxes, and whiskers denote data points within ± 1.5 IQR. Circles indicate outliers. 

  • No subject experienced a Serious Adverse Device Effect (SADE) through the entire 24 months of study.
  • No InSpace devices required explanation.
  • No adverse device effects.
  • Similar rates of Subsequent Secondary Surgical Intervention (SSSI) through 24 months (InSpace: 4; Partial Repair: 3).
  • InSpace demonstrated comparable results out to two years compared to PR.

  

Pivotal study patient selection

  

   

The eligibility criteria from the Level 1 Pivotal Study1:

Inclusion

  • Full thickness MRCT​
  • Measuring ≥ 5 cm in diameter
  • Involving ≥ 2 tendons
  • VAS score >30
  • 4 months failed conservative Rx​
  • Functional deltoid muscle with preserved passive ROM
  • Good health
     

 

For complete eligibility criteria, please refer to the JBJS publication.

Exclusion

  • Known allergy to InSpaceTM implant
  • ​Severe glenohumeral or acromiohumeral arthritis​
  • Full thickness cartilage loss on MRI
  • Deltoid defect or palsy​
  • Partial thickness tears of the supraspinatus
  • Glenohumeral joint trauma, infection or necrosis​
  • Fully reparable cuff tear​
  • Requires concomitant subscapularis or labral repair

  

InSpace InSights | Ideal selection with Dr. Michael Amini*

InSpace InSights | Patient selection with Dr. Ryan Krupp*

InSpace InSights | Patient selection with Dr. Michael Amini*

  

Surgeon experience case presentations

Dr. Michael Amini*, The CORE Institute

Dr. Jonathan Levy*, Holy Cross Orthopaedic Institute

Dr. Robert Hartzler*, TSAOG Orthopaedics and Spine

Surgical technique

  

InSpace surgical technique video with Dr. Nikhil Verma*

InSpace surgical technique video with Dr. Christopher Baker*

InSpace surgical technique video with Dr. Robert Hartzler*

Upcoming events

  

ASES industry session

InSpace: A discussion on the science, clinical experience and patient selection

Saturday, October 8 at 12–1pm

with Drs. Michael Amini*, Joseph Abboud*, Jon Levy*, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo* and Ryan Krupp*

Economics and reimbursement

  

For assistance with your reimbursement questions, please contact Stryker's Reimbursement Services at 800 698 9985 (option 1) or inspace.reimbursement@stryker.com.

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