The MISHA Knee System is designed to absorb excess forces when your leg is extended. This often occurs during the stance phase of gait, when your knee normally supports the most weight. When walking, this is when your leg is straight and your foot is planted on the ground.
When your knee is flexed and lifted between steps, the MISHA Knee System supports less weight. The ISA is designed to relax when your knee is in this flexed position.
I am so incredibly grateful for this device. It really did improve my life.MIRANDA D., Previous ISA CLINICAL STUDY PARTICIPANTFive years after surgery (age 22 at time of surgery)
8-10 weeks [after surgery] I was climbing mountains in Scotland.Karla H., PREVIOUS ISA Clinical Study ParticipantFive years after surgery (age 58 at time of surgery)
What to Expect On the Day of Surgery
The MISHA procedure is minimally invasive and leaves the cartilage joint surfaces intact. As a result, in a clinical study, many patients were able to go home the same day as surgery and reported short times until they resumed full weight-bearing.
91% of U.S. patients went home from the hospital the same day as surgery.
Patients resumed full weight-bearing without crutches at an average 13.4 days.