If you struggle with pain or aching in your knee, you may have osteoarthritis (OA) - a common condition that causes knee cartilage to “wear away” over time, leading to painful bone-on-bone contact.
In the early stages of knee OA, most people are treated with non-surgical therapies such as braces, medications, and injections. But as the condition progresses, invasive surgical procedures are sometimes considered. While effective, these procedures often involve permanent changes to the joint’s natural anatomy, which may limit future treatment options.
Right now, doctors at select centers are accepting participants for a new clinical research study. The study is for the Calypso Knee System - an investigational device designed to relieve knee pain, while preserving your joint’s natural anatomy and motion.
What is the Calypso Knee System?
The Importance of Unloading in Knee OA
Research shows that knee OA may begin or progress if the joint is exposed to excess stress or load. Several conditions can lead to joint overload, including anatomy, injury, or excess weight. Restoring the joint to normal loading conditions may relieve pain and may maintain healthy cartilage.
The Calypso Knee System for Knee OA
The Calypso Knee System is designed to treat knee OA by absorbing excess load placed on your joint. OA usually affects the “inner side” of the knee, and the Calypso Knee System has been designed specifically to address this type of pain. Once implanted, the Calypso Knee System works like a shock absorber for your knee, designed to restore a more normal load balance within the joint. The Calypso Knee System is implanted under the skin, alongside your knee joint, through a single incision. And unlike joint replacement procedures, none of your bone, ligament, or cartilage is removed, which may help maintain future treatment options.
If you struggle with chronic pain or aching on the inner side of your knee, you may be eligible to receive the Calypso Knee System through a new clinical research study, now being offered at select centers.
If you qualify and choose to join the study, you will receive: