Dennis Crawford, MD, PhD, performed the first commercial case using Moximed's Misha knee implant, the devicemaker said Sept. 6.
The Misha knee system is an implantable shock absorber designed to relieve pain and improve function, according to a news release. It's an alternative to joint replacements.
"My first patient, in his 40s, presented with medial meniscal pathology, significant medial knee pain and mild joint space loss," Dr. Crawford said in the release. "Prior to the Misha Knee System being available, I had no good options for this patient. At the two-week post-operative visit, he had already recovered full range of motion, was fully weight bearing, and was walking comfortably."