A new device, the Calypso Knee System by Moximed, is designed to alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis in a knee. Without altering the anatomy of the knee itself, the implant absorbs excess knee loads that cause pain. This device creates a cushion in the knee similar to what cartilage does and can help people with osteoarthritis prevent or delay knee replacements.
Knee osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage in the joint wears off, causing stiffness and pain. Current treatment options often involve invasive surgical procedures that permanently alter the knee structure. While it is effective in the short term, removing bone, ligament or cartilage can limit patients’ future treatment options. With the Calypso Knee System, none of your tissues are removed.
If you struggle with chronic pain on the inner side of your knee, you may be eligible to receive the Calypso Knee System through a new clinical research study, now being offered at select centers:
If you qualify and choose to join the study, you will receive:
The Calypso Knee System and procedure at no cost to you
Supervised physical therapy following your procedure
Potential compensation for time and travel to attend study visits
Read about the first surgery performed at the OSU Wexner Medical Center to implant the device for knee osteoarthritis:
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