I work with my OA patients to preserve their natural knees for as long as possible. If non-surgical options have failed, we can now consider an implantable shock absorber, which is less invasive than a joint replacement. This is the type of solution my patients have been requesting.Seth Sherman, MDAssociate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Do you suffer
from knee pain?
The MISHA Knee System is an implantable shock absorber (ISA) designed to relieve knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). If your knee pain is limiting your daily activities and you’re not ready for a knee replacement, the MISHA Knee System may be right for you.
Does knee pain interfere with your ability to enjoy life?
If pain prohibits you from living a full and rewarding life, consult your surgeon to find out if there’s a better solution. MISHA patients reported experiencing less pain and increased mobility. They were able to return to enjoying their favorite activities, including running, recreational sports, or simply time with friends and family. Remember to talk with your surgeon before beginning or returning to physical activity.
Is MISHA right for you?
If you suffer from pain in the medial (inner half) part of your knee, you may benefit from an implantable shock absorber (ISA). Answering yes to the following questions suggests you may be a candidate for the MISHA Knee System:
- Does your pain level limit your daily activities?
- Are you still suffering from knee pain despite already trying knee injections, physical therapy, or off-loader braces?
- Are you not ready for knee replacement surgery?
Who is not eligible for MISHA?
Patients with poor bone quality (osteoporosis), an infection, or a disease like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are not eligible for the MISHA Knee System. If you’re unsure if you qualify for an ISA, discuss your treatment options with your surgeon.
What to expect with the MISHA Procedure
The MISHA Procedure is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, usually on an outpatient basis. This means that many patients will be able to return home on the day of surgery. Most patients who have received the MISHA Knee System have experienced early and substantial pain relief.