Lay Description

This study compares outcomes such as, pain, quality of life, and overall cost for patients treated with one of the two incision management systems used to manage incisions in total knee arthroplasty (knee replacement) surgery.


  • Muscle, Bone and Cartilage
IRB Number
NCT Number registration not required
Open to Enrollment


Eligible Ages
Between 22 and 0
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

Undergoing total knee arthroplasty (knee replacement surgery); can provide informed consent; and willing and able to return for all scheduled follow up visits.

Exclusion Criteria

Chronic opioid user; pregnant or lactating; indicated for bilateral TKA, has received corticosteroid injection in the operative knee within 90 days of surgery; requires placement of post-surgical drains in operative knee; has known sensitivity to tape, latex, or silver; or has existing hardware in the knee.

Study Design

Study Contact

Regulatory Point of Contact
Frank Buttacavoli
(210) 567-5125

Regulatory Point of Contact
Ruby Samuel
(210) 358-4053

Overall Recruitment Point of Contact
Ruby Samuel
(210) 358-4053

Principal Investigator
Frank Buttacavoli