Incisive Surgical Announces Peer Review Orthopedic Knee Study

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Peer Review Study Results Found INSORB Absorbable Skin Staples May Lead To Increased Patient Satisfaction, Reduced Time & Decreased Complications in Knee Arthroplasty Surgery

“Compared to our experience with suture and metal staples, the key advantages of absorbable staples are time savings in surgery and the clinic, uncomplicated cosmetic healing, and improved patient satisfaction.”

Incisive Surgical, Inc. today announced a peer-reviewed publication of a profound orthopedic knee arthroplasty clinical study. The study, titled “Knee Arthroplasty Wound Closure with Absorbable Subcuticular Staples: A Review of 104 Consecutive Procedures,” was published online by The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery in February 2015. The study may be accessed at The authors, Dr. Jonathan H. Biebl and Nathan Nistler, PA-C (Summit Orthopedic, Woodbury, MN), concluded that: “Absorbable subcuticular staples are a safe, secure, efficient, and effective modality for skin closure in knee arthroplasty. Compared to our experience with suture and metal staples, the key advantages of absorbable staples are time savings in surgery and the clinic, uncomplicated cosmetic healing, and improved patient satisfaction.” The unique INSORB Absorbable Skin Stapling Technology is a revolutionary new skin closure technology that places an absorbable staple entirely underneath the skin to close surgical incisions. Patients now have a more comfortable, convenient and cosmetic choice for rapid skin closure. This unique device has won several national awards, including the 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation of the Year Award for medical devices.    Incisive Surgical is the only company in the world that offers this technology. Nearly 1,500,000 INSORB® Absorbable Skin Staplers have been sold throughout the world since the product launch in January 2005, and the Company estimates that over 100,000 cesarean sections were closed with the INSORB Stapler in 2014.

“The results of this peer-review clinical study are profound,” said John L. Shannon, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Incisive Surgical. “The INSORB Staple does not pierce and puncture the outside of the patient’s skin like metal skin staples, and this study suggests that the INSORB Skin Closure Technology may lead to higher patient satisfaction with reduced costs. This is yet another clinical study that cited that the use of INSORB Staples resulted in reduced inflammation and erythema.”    

The INSORB Absorbable Skin Stapler offers the speed of metal skin staplers with the cosmetic results and comfort of absorbable sutures. The INSORB Stapler uses bioabsorbable staples that are placed underneath the skin and dissolve in the body within a matter of months. The staples, which are comprised of the same material as the leading bioabsorbable sutures, break down naturally, thereby eliminating the anxiety, pain, cost and inconvenience of post-operative staple removal.

In 2014, the prestigious marketing research company Frost & Sullivan recognized Incisive Surgical with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. From the Frost & Sullivan press release: “Incisive Surgical's uniquely-designed, innovative INSORB® Absorbable Subcuticular Stapler is a skin closure technology that eliminates the need for patients to undergo the uncomfortable process of needless skin punctures and staple removal that may result in increased pain, wound complications and railroad-track scars. Consequently, they have a better surgical experience that yields more satisfactory cosmetic results.”

About Incisive Surgical

Incisive Surgical, Inc. is a privately-held medical device company established to develop innovative cost-effective patient-centric solutions for skin closure. The INSORB|30 Subcuticular Skin Stapler holds 30 INSORB Absorbable Staples sufficient to close incisions up to 21 cm in length.

The new INSORB Shorty Subcuticular Skin Stapler is targeted for launch in May 2015. The INSORB Shorty Stapler holds 8 INSORB Staples and is designed to close shorter incisions, including endoscopic ports. For more information or to request a media kit, contact info(at)insorb(dot)com or visit

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