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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Insurance makes or breaks devices

Article by: James Walsh Star Tribune June 26, 2012 – 9:46 PM Minneapolis-based OrthoCor’s launch of a new knee brace that uses electromagnetic pulse therapy to alleviate pain and speed healing could serve as a medical technology tutorial. Safety and effectiveness? Check. U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval? Check. Ample angel investment and a growing roster of impressed orthopedic doctors and happy patients? Check, check and check. But there remains a speed bump along the way to OrthoCor Medical Inc. raking in oodles of cash for its Active Knee System: Medicare and widespread insurance company reimbursement. Until that comes, OrthoCor…


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…


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…


The Best Non-invasive, Wearable Pain Relief Therapy to Treat Your Pain

Article by: Dr. Oz The Dr. Oz Show November 11, 2011 Ask Your Doctor About: Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy is a new approach to pain management that uses magnets to create pulsing, moving energy. These energy waves could change the way your body copes with pain. Learn more about this new treatment. Could it work for you? Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is FDA-approved to fuse bones and has been cleared in certain devices to reduce swelling and joint pain. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) work on the same physics. This therapy…


High-Tech Knee Therapy Reduces Swelling, Pain

Article by: Dennis Douda WCCO – TV March 30, 2011 – 5:48 PM MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When high school gymnast Natalia Merrifield hyper-extended her knee, it took all the spring out of her step. That is not good when you’re the two-time defending state champ on vault and you cannot even stand as tournament time nears. Yet, Merrifield bounced back. She credits rehabilitation with Dr. David Stude and five days of therapy with a high-tech device Dr. Stude has great faith in. The OrthoCor Active Knee System targets the joint with mild heat and a pulsed electromagnetic field. “The research…

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