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PEMF Patient Spotlight: Jeanne from Minnesota

Q: When did your knee pain start? A: It was a while back. St. Croix Orthopedics took an x-ray and it showed I didn’t have any cartilage in the knee. It’s very painful. Its like bone rubbing on bone. Q: What did you previously use to treat the pain? A: With my mother she had cortisone shots. They thought the cortisone shot would work because it worked for my mother. I tried the Cortisone shot and all it did was make it hurt more. Cortisone shots don’t work for me. My mother did surgery when she was 88 and ended up…



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PEMF Patient Spotlight: Thomas from California

Q: When did your knee pain start? A: I had an OATS (Osteochondral Allograft Transplant Surgery) procedure performed a little less than a year ago. With this surgery there has been a lot of inflammation, and the pain is mainly due to that inflammation. I just started using the OrthoCor System about a month and a half ago about 6 weeks. Q: What did you previously use to treat the pain? A: My previous protocol has been icing my knee a handful of times throughout the day and using a lot of NSAIDS usually about 1500-2400mg of ibuprofen. I was…



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PEMF Patient Spotlight: Elise from North Dakota

Q: When did your knee pain start? A:  I was jumping on a trampoline when I blew it out. I am 27 so a little over ten years ago I started having problems. In the last year it has gotten worse. I have had six surgeries and will be having my seventh in May. The OrthoCor Active Knee System has helped a lot. Q: What did you previously use to treat the pain? A: Previously, I used pain medication; I’m allergic to all NSAIDs, I can’t take ibuprofen and I can’t use any of the creams they have out there…



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OrthoCor Medical Wins Minnesota Cup

Twin Cities Business November 30, 2012  Every year, nearly 20 million U.S. citizens visit their doctor complaining of knee pain. Many try treatments ranging from medication to physical therapy in an attempt to avoid invasive knee surgery. Recently, doctors have been suggesting a new option: an OrthoCor Medical-made brace that eases knee pain with pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. Founded in 2007, OrthoCor has made it to the finish line in its mission to win over patients, doctors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), investors, and insurers with its brace. Since late summer, sales reps have been pounding the pavement…



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PEMF Patient Spotlight: Mason from Minnesota

In the first entry of OrthoCor’s weekly patient spotlight series, we bring you Mason from Minnesota’s story. Q: When did your knee pain start? A:  It started approximately three and a half weeks ago. I had a slight meniscus tear and an LCL sprain. Q: What did you previously use to treat the pain? A: Nothing other than seeing my chiropractor and acupuncture. The results were fairly inconclusive, which led to more drastic measures being the Active Knee System. The device was very easy and convenient. Q: How has the pain affected your daily life? A: I had pretty serious…



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OrthoCor Medical Wins Prestigious Tekne Award

Minnesota High Tech Association November 14, 2012 MHTA presented 2012 Tekne Awards to fifteen recipients at a ceremony November 1 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Life Sciences (Small and Growing Company) – OrthoCor Medical OrthoCor Medical, a leading medical device company, aims to improve patient quality of life through the development and delivery of clinically proven, drug-free, non-invasive and mobile personal medical devices that alleviate pain and restore physical function. By combining pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation and thermal therapy for mitigating joint pain, its products return patients to an active lifestyle without the use of drugs or surgical procedures. Its first…



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Knee brace maker raises $2.4M, launches product nationwide

Article by: Arundhati Parmar MedCity News May 9, 2012 5:36pm  Knee brace manufacturer OrthoCor Medical announced Wednesday that it had closed a $2.4 million angel financing round. Previously, a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed that the Minneapolis company had sought to raise $3 million. Along with the financing announcement, CEO John Dinusson said in a statement that the company is also launching its Active Knee System across the country. The nationwide effort will be led by Patrick Carroll, who was recently hired as national sales director. Carroll was previously Eastern Regional sales manager at Exos Corporation. He has…



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Entrepreneur finds fix for bad knees

Article by: Justin Horwath Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal March 9, 2012 – 5:00 AM CST For his medical-device startup, John Dinusson applies the basic principle of evolution: adaptability. His Minneapolis-based company, OrthoCor Medical Inc., has found creative ways to launch its signature product and raise funds amid a tough environment for med-tech startups. In 2006, OrthoCor paid the University of Minnesota to help develop a device that targets knee pain, Active Knee System. Patients wrap the system around an aching knee, typically wearing it during two-hour therapy sessions. Pods attached to the device activate electromagnetic waves and heat…



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OrthoCor Medical named LifeScience Alley Innovative New Technologies Winner

Business Wire September 10, 2010 LifeScience Alley® announced today that 10 life science organizations will be exhibiting cutting-edge technologies at the association’s Annual Conference & Expo as part of the New Technology Showcase. Three of the 10 selected organizations will be presenting their technologies during the luncheon general session in front of an anticipated 1,600+ national and international life science professionals. The Conference & Expo will take place on Dec. 8 in Minneapolis, Minn. “Identifying and highlighting breakthrough technology is important to driving the life science industry. The New Technology showcase does just that by providing emerging and established companies…



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Joint Effort

Article by: Suzy Frisch Twin Cities Business June 1, 2010 When it comes to knee problems, options for pain relief basically go from over-the-counter painkillers to replacement surgery. OrthoCor Medical believes it has found a middle-ground therapy for knee pain caused by arthritis, sprains, and inflammation, and Minnesota’s angel investors seem to agree. The Minneapolis-based company raised more than $1 million last year, financial backing that is a testament to the potential of OrthoCor’s product, says John Dinusson, a company cofounder and its president and CEO. There are 26 million people in the United States who suffer from joint pain….



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