was diagnose with OA in my knees this last year
and did not realize that it was so bad until I
was attending a Quilt Retreat this last July and
my knee locked up with excruciating pain. I could
not walk or hobble and the girls had to help carry
me to bed. Now mind you, I am the youngest in the
group at 54, and that was a feat for most of them
to carry me. I have also had Fibromyalgia for over
8 years and I just passed off the pain in my knees
as one of the symptoms. I have now been told that
I may need total knee replacement sometime in the
future. I was not happy to hear about that at all.
I talked to my Orthopedic Dr. about alternatives
and she turned my on to the Bionicare knee brace.
I received the knee brace in August and use it
regularly. I also am using the Night-Wrap as well.
I have now put in over 1150 hours between the two
and as of yesterday, I can walk without a cane.
I am very happy with this system and am hoping
to prolong the need of surgery. I would recommend
the Bionicare knee brace to those with OA in the
by Kim - Arizona
am a very active 70 year old woman and I am proactive
in my healthcare. Part of reaching this ripe
age is having very active osteoarthritis in my
The pain and swelling in my knees was compromising
my active walking life. I am also frugal. Medicine
costs money and operations costs even more and
the side effects are even worse.
I sought and
found a naturally effective method to improve and
safeguard the function of my
knees. The BioniCare Knee Device is not pretty,
even fun to have to strap on each night but it
works! I have been using it faithfully every
night for approximately nine months, even within
the first few weeks the swelling in my knees
dramatically changed. I tested the BioniCare
Knee Device by not using the device a couple
of times, thinking I was certainly “cured.” I
found although I did still feel better, I definitely
achieved maximum benefit when wearing the BioniCare
Knee Device on a nightly basis. My physician
verified that my knee swelling and flexibility
have returned to near normal usage. I still
have osteoarthritis but I feel with the help
BioniCare Knee Device I can look forward to
many years of pain-free flexible knee movement
heavy medications or operations.
by Priscilla - Valparaiso, IN
traumatic osteoarthritis over the past 20 years
led me to give up high impact sports, limit weight
bearing activities and an increasing tendency toward
sedentary behavior. Several surgical procedures
to delay the progress of the disease, usual pharmacologic
and injection therapies were no longer beneficial
by spring of this year.
A colleague suggested the BioniCare Knee Device
which I’ve used since the summer of 2006.
Daily use of 8-10 hours totaling well beyond
1000 hours has made a notable improvement.
As a semi-retired Orthopedic Surgeon, always
physically and athletically active, the BioniCare
Knee Device has been a godsend. Prior to its
use, I was unable to cycle long distances or
on hills, drive the car any distance due to bent
knee pain or walk on uneven or inclined surfaces.
I am happy to report that there’s vast
improvement. Just at a point in my life when
time permitted, the knee arthritis precluded
the pursuit of my athletic and usual activities.
Clearly, it’s a very worthwhile intervention
to try before considering surgery. As an orthopedic
surgeon who specialized in hip and knee replacements
I would absolutely recommend use of this BioniCare
Knee Device as an alternative to surgery. If
I were still active surgically, my patients would
be urged to use the BioniCare Knee Device as
directed. The scientific principles of its efficacy
have been well established in appropriate studies.
Surgery can always be done. Trying all reasonable
alternatives, including this BioniCare Knee Device,
before deciding on surgery is good medicine and
by James - Dana Point, CA
am late in sending this letter because I am busy
doing all the things I could not do before using
the BioniCare Knee Device.
I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in 1989.
I had been having problems with my right knee
years before that date.
I started using the BioniCare Knee Device in
January 2006. Before Christmas of 2005, I hurt
my right knee and the Supartz injections had
stopped working. All I could think of was having
a knee replacement. Then I remembered my physician
had told me about the BioniCare Knee Device and
I found a BioniCare business card. I met with
the BioniCare rep in my physician’s office
and she was just wonderful.
I had results in two weeks. By mid-spring I
was walking 6 miles per day. I could go further
but I have other things to do. I continued this
walking while we were in France for 4 months.
Now, I am walking 6 miles, 4 times a week and
I do weight training the other 3 days. My knee
is in better shape than when I was in my 30’s.
I think this BioniCare Knee Device is the most
wonderful thing in my health life. To not have
to worry about a knee replacement is worth all
the money in the world. Thank you.
by Elaine - Austin, TX
I have had osteoarthritis for forty years, during
which time my pain has steadily increased.
I have been using the BioniCare Knee Device
since July 18, 2006. When I first started using
it, I was in extreme pain and my quality of life
was very poor. I was taking pain medication two
to three times per day. I could not stand in
one place at all, and walking was very painful.
This basically made me have to stay at home.
I could not be on my feet to go anywhere for
more than an hour at a time, and even that was
a very painful struggle.
Now, after using the BioniCare Knee Device for
approximately 1000 hours, I am able to go shopping,
to movies, etc. For me, it is like a new life.
I take much less pain medication since I started
the program. I feel this improvement is all due
to BioniCare. I would recommend it to anyone
suffering from the pain of osteoarthritis. The
BioniCare Knee Device is very easy to use.
By the way, I am a young 96 year old lady who
enjoys life, and who is now able to enjoy it
more because I have less pain and more mobility
thanks to BioniCare.
by Catherine - Orange, CA
appreciate the opportunity to share the considerable
benefits I received from wearing the BioniCare
Knee Device. The surgery to repair the medial meniscal
tear in my right knee was successful and my post-operative
therapy got me back on my feet. I was aware, however,
that my osteoarthritis (OA) would continue to give
With the swelling and pain, I was often going
back to my doctor for help. I took Synvisc injections
(three series, three injections in each series),
six additional weeks of physical therapy, a new
knee brace, and any other advice the doctor could
give me. I suspected a total knee replacement
was in my future. Then my doctor wrote me a prescription
for the BioniCare Knee Device. My appointments
with my doctor ceased since wearing the BioniCare
Knee Device starting in January 2006. I scheduled
a follow-up appointment on October 30, 2006 to
report my progress with my doctor and have my
records updated. The following information may
- I was diagnosed with OA late 2002. After a
MRI, my doctor told me about the medial meniscal
tear in my right knee and also indicated a serious
case of arthritis. I had been experiencing severe
pain for years, so I wasn’t surprised.
- I was fitted with the BioniCare Knee Device on January 11, 2006. I began
wearing it that night and each night thereafter. I experienced some relief
first night. After one week, I felt like a new person. My family and friends
were surprised how my gait and mobility had improved.
- I have been wearing the BioniCare Knee Device almost 11 months now. I wear
it 10 hours each night, seven days a week. As of this date, my time for wearing
it is 2676:32 hours.
- The BioniCare Knee Device has changed my quality of life by making me mobile
again as a normal person of my age. Although I keep walking as an exercise
to a minimum, I can now walk normally for long periods of time without pain
or limping. I also experience no pain with normal activities, such as kneeling,
bending, rising out of a chair and standing for extended periods.
- My treatment habits have changed tremendously. No more visits to the doctor,
no more Synvisc injections, no more drug therapy and no more physical therapy.
I am able to reduce the number of hours I wear the device each night and skip
an occasional night without problems.
I would highly recommend using the BioniCare
Knee Device for anyone with OA. It is a simple,
yet effective treatment for a person of 70 years.
I would share with others what occurred to me
when my supplies were lost in the mail, and I
went without wearing my Knee Device for an entire
week, I regressed to my initial pain level. When
I began wearing it again and returned to my previous
comfort level, I knew it was a must for me.
by Margaret - Plano, TX
was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in February 2003,
in my left knee. I was taking ibuprofen for the
pain and swelling. My physician suggested the BioniCare
Knee Device treatment to me in February of 2006.
I have been using the knee device almost every
day since then, and I have logged over 1700 hours.
The BioniCare Knee Device has helped me greatly.
The pain and swelling in my knee has almost disappeared.
I am able to swim for over 30 minutes without
pain. I am able to walk 2-3 miles without pain.
I still have some discomfort climbing and descending
stairs, but the pain is less than before. I think
I have a better range of motion in my knee. It
is still somewhat painful to stand in one place
for a long time, but that also has improved.
I would not give up my BioniCare Knee Device
as I think I am still improving every day. I
rarely take any medication now for the pain in
I would strongly urge anyone with osteoarthritis
to try the BioniCare Knee Device. It has made
a big difference in my life.
by Marcia - Coconut Creek, FL
am a 62 year old full time caregiver to my husband.
I have painful osteoarthritis in my right knee.
It has been chronic for three years. My doctor
told me I needed total knee replacement surgery.
I started using the BioniCare Knee Device in
July 2006. In the beginning I used the knee device
for four hours a day. I increased the time gradually
to 6 hours a day in August and September, and
in October I wore the device at night for 8 hours.
After wearing the device for over 700 hours,
I was able to feel a sense of relief in the level
of pain in my right knee.
Overall, BioniCare has helped me function better.
I no longer walk with a cane. I am able to vacuum,
carry groceries, climb stairs, sit on the floor
and do yoga exercises. Also, I was able to cut
back on my Celebrex medication (one 200 mg. tablet
every other day). I can get out of bed much quicker
and do not need to steady myself by leaning on
furniture. The device has become my security
blanket and I still go to sleep with it every
I want to continue wearing my BioniCare Knee
Device and recommend it to other patients with
painful osteoarthritis in their knees.
by Deirdre - Miami, FL
have had osteoarthritis in my left knee for approximately
10 years. Having taken all the popular prescription
drugs for arthritis, my stomach was either upset
or my blood pressure would go too high. I injured
my left knee 2 1/2 years ago and had arthroscopic
surgery and was told that I needed a total knee
replacement. I was 56 years old at the time and
I could only walk short distances with the use
of a cane and I could only stand for a short period
of time. I could not squat or kneel down. My range
of motion was not real good. I could not totally
straighten my leg and I had a lot of pain.
My arthritis doctor told me about the BioniCare
Knee Device and I decided to give it a try. I
began wearing the BioniCare Knee Device in February
2006 and I’m still using it today. It has
worked a miracle on my knee! I have no pain and
I’m not taking any arthritis medications
now. I could tell a tremendous improvement in
my knee after only a couple of weeks of using
it. I walk without limping and without the use
of a cane. I can totally straighten out my leg,
bend, stoop, and squat. Without the BioniCare
Knee Device I would have had to have a total
knee replacement. It has kept me from having
to have surgery and I am pain free.
I’ve worn the BioniCare Knee Device while
sleeping for 9 months and have accumulated over
1450 hours. I don’t need to wear it every
night now, but for 1 or 2 nights per week for
maintenance or if I’ve walked a lot and
feel very tired, I’ll wear it.
Thanks to BioniCare, I can go shopping with
my daughter and play and take walks with my grandchildren.
I highly recommend the BioniCare Knee Device
to anyone with OA of the knee. It can save them
from having a knee replacement or from taking
expensive and possibly dangerous drugs.
BioniCare has greatly improved my quality of
by Barbara - Benson, NC
had osteoarthritis of my left knee for several
years and started using the BioniCare Knee Device
around November of 2005. Prior to this I could
hardly walk more than twenty-five to thirty yards
without pain and had limitation of motion in the
knee. One of the consequences of this disability
was that I even had to give up my weekly tennis
matches, an important part of my exercise regime.
I have worn the BioniCare Knee Device over 1,000
hours and now use it only sparingly. The results
have been dramatic. I must also add that I have
augmented this therapy with three Synvisc injections,
and I am essentially now pain free. The Synvisc
injections were eight months ago, and this, combined
with sporadic use of the BioniCare Knee Device,
has restored essentially full function to my
knee, enabling me to walk extensively and resume
playing tennis. I rarely take analgesics any
more. I would definitely recommend anyone contemplating
any knee surgery to use this device for the minimum
of 750 hours before contemplating any invasive
by Stephen (M.D.) - Framingham, MA
I’m not too keen on giving accolades to a
product, but the “feeling better” is
so significant with the BioniCare Knee Device,
I have no issue with writing this letter.
Let me explain some information of my past.
I played semi-pro hockey from age 15 to 18, having
skated since I was six years old. I snow-skied
for 42 years and was a certified ski instructor.
I averaged 100 ski days per year for those 42
years. I jogged and walked for probably 45 years,
and did physical exercise since I was probably
10. (I need to be strong to play hockey!) In
summary, I have been active most of my life.
Then I began having issues with my knees. If
I wanted to ski, I needed to take up to five
Advil and sometimes more to ski for a day. What
began to happen is the ski time dwindled seriously
and then at about age 60 I stopped altogether.
I just couldn’t do it.
I had to take up to three or four Advil per
day just to get through the day. I’ve had
to do this until my physician talked me into
using your BioniCare Knee Device. I was so skeptical,
in fact, the first month I spent only five to
seven hours per week using the Knee Device. As
I got my usage time up to about 50 hours, I thought
there was improvement. So in the second month,
I upped my hours to now I wear the Knee Device
about 35-40 hours per week.
With only 200 hours of product use, my discomfort
level is minimal. I walk daily, and three days
per week walk between two and three miles. I
have minimal discomfort with my knees and anticipate
with continued usage, may ski this year. My Advil
consumption has been reduced to almost zero.
On days that I’m walking longer distances,
I will take one Advil, but have forgotten several
times without issue.
I am getting my usage time up and will continue
to look for continued improvement. I think the
product is wonderful. I feel strongly additional
hours will result in continued improvement.
by Jim - Clarkston, MI
have had Osteoarthritis (OA) for at least 10 years
and it has gotten progressively more painful over
the last few years. I started using the BioniCare
Knee Device on my left knee in February 2006 and
on my right knee in October, 2006. I usually wear
the Knee Device at least 8 hours at night. There
have been a few nights that I haven’t used
it and I can tell the difference in the condition
and level of pain when I don’t wear the Knee
Before I started using the Knee Device it was
very hard to stand up long enough to cook a meal
and it would be very hard to sweep or vacuum
my house. I would have to stop and sit down several
times to relieve the pain before I could finish.
I don’t take as near as much pain medication
now, 50% to 75% less. I still use the Knee Device
8 to 10 hours a night.
I would like to suggest that anyone with OA
of the knee to consider the BioniCare Knee Device
before having knee surgery. Perhaps they could
postpone knee surgery for several years.
by Sheila - Wolfe City, TX
right knee is hurting—what in the world have
I done to it? This was my question in the fall
of 2005. During the summer of 2005, I was packing
my house to move. This involved stooping, bending
and lifting heavy boxes. After the move, we were
involved in cleaning and painting the old house
in preparation for another family to move in. My
job involved squatting on my knees to clean and
paint the baseboards of each room. My knee was
saying to me—“and you don’t know
why I’m hurting?”
After our move, I was able to take more frequent
walks and noticed that when walking, my right
knee was very painful. Also, walking up the stairs
to my house caused pain. There were also times
that if I sat still for a long period of time,
I could not straighten out my knee and had very
I made an appointment with my physician on November
11, 2005. After his examination that day and
a MRI on December 16, 2005, he determined that
I had OA. He offered several options for treatment
but the least invasive treatment offered was
the BioniCare Knee Device.
On January 3, 2006, I was fitted for the BioniCare
Knee Device on my right knee. My recommended
treatment was to wear the BioniCare Knee Device
a minimum of 10 hours per day. I have followed
this treatment plan and as of today, October
16, 2006, I am relatively pain free! I no longer
need to take any anti-inflammatory drugs for
the pain and now only wear the device 3-4 times
per week. There are a very few times that I may
have a small bit of twinge of the nerve in the
knee but there is no pain when I do any of my
normal daily activities!
I would highly recommend the BioniCare Knee
Device to any person experiencing pain from OA!
It is a wonderful treatment option and I have
shared my story with many people suffering from
My thanks to my physician for his recommendation
of this treatment option and also to you for
the development of this device to assist people
suffering from OA!
by Ruth - Plymouth, NC
have lived with osteoarthritis of the knee for
years which my doctor says was partly triggered
by the injuries I have sustained throughout my
life. Being a very active person, I was involved
in sports such as water skiing and surfing, but
as the pain increased, I was forced to give up
those activities. The pain became so severe that
I could not sleep at night. The swelling in my
knee had caused my knee to look deformed and made
it very difficult to walk with any stability. I
couldn’t believe that my life had made such
a turn for the worse. In an attempt to get some
pain relief and part of my life back, I underwent
several surgeries. Unfortunately, the pain remained.
At that point, it didn’t seem like anything
In March 2006, I made an appointment with my
physician who suggested I try the BioniCare Knee
Device. I was willing to try a different treatment
option since surgery hadn’t worked. I started
wearing the device immediately. Within the first
few days of therapy, I couldn’t believe
the pain relief I felt. I also saw a decrease
in the swelling and my knee started to look normal
again. The results were incredible!
Since day one, I have made a commitment to wearing
the BioniCare Knee Device every day and have
used the device for 1,491 hours. My commitment
to therapy has paid off. The only time I feel
some pain is when there is a change in the weather.
As a 54 year old, I am much more active than
any of my friends. The BioniCare Knee Device
has done wonders for me and it has helped relieve
my pain and symptoms when nothing else worked!
by John - Wake Forest, NC
2002, I started having a problem with bone on bone
in my left knee because of arthritis. When walking,
the pain was excruciating. Over the years, I had
several types of injections in my knee, but none
really helped. My physician suggested the BioniCare
In March of 2006, I started using the BioniCare
Knee Device. A week after I started wearing
the BioniCare Knee Device, I could feel a difference.
After awhile, I was not having the sharp pains
when I walked. The BioniCare Knee Device has
made a big difference in my pain level and
walking. When I don’t wear the BioniCare
Knee Device, the sharp pains return; so I know
the BioniCare Knee Device works but I don’t
know exactly how. All I know is that I am thrilled
that it improves the condition so that I can
walk without limping.
by Annette - Miami Lakes, FL
of this writing, I have logged 1,135 hours and
thankfully, with limited pain. I’m 68 years
old and have always had a very active lifestyle.
For the last 5 years, I’ve walked 4-5 miles
a day with knee pain. In June 2005, the pain prohibited
me from walking home. MRI’s, cortisone shots,
naproxen and possible surgery was in my future.
I had been using ice packs 3-4 times a day for
My husband and I heard about the BioniCare Knee
Device from our chiropractor and family physician.
We saw a chance to greatly improve my quality
of life. Now I am able to walk pretty much pain-free
with no swelling (without icing). I no longer
take pain killers.
It has not always been convenient to wear the
pads, but the results have been worth any inconvenience.
by Sylvia - San Clemente, CA
have lived with osteoarthritis for years, but I
could start to feel the pain worsen in the spring
of 2005. After an MRI, my orthopedic surgeon told
me that I had to have arthroscopic surgery in July
of 2005. Unfortunately, this surgery was unsuccessful.
My physician then told me I had no cartilage left
in my knee and that as my disease progressed I
would go from using a cane to walker unless I had
a total knee replacement.
In January of 2006, I decided to get a second
opinion because I was determined to find another
option to surgery and I did not want to rely
on the use of assistive devices for the rest
of my life. I met with my physician and he offered
an alternative to surgery – the BioniCare
Knee Device. I began therapy in February 2006
and used the BioniCare Knee Device 7 hours per
day, every day. By October, I had accumulated
over 1600 hours of use. The BioniCare Knee Device
not only kept me off the operating table, but
I was also able to completely stop taking any
Before BioniCare, I could barely walk, but now,
at 68 years old, I can enjoy my life without
pain in my knee. I am able to go on vacations,
for long walks and perform simple daily activities,
like getting in and out of the car, and not worry
about the pain. My vacation in Yellowstone allowed
me to walk everywhere and I was not limited in
any of my sightseeing activities. My friends
can’t believe I am as active as I am!
I will continue to wear the BioniCare Knee Device
and would offer this as an opportunity for anyone
looking for an effective alternative to surgery.
by Dale - Canton, GA
little over a year ago my doctor, a specialist
in arthritis and rheumatoid diseases, recommended
that I try the BioniCare Knee Device on my right
knee as a possible alternative to knee replacement
Since January 20, 2006, I have worn the BioniCare
Knee Device nightly and have experienced some
lessening of pain in the knee and greater freedom
of movement with no uncomfortable side effects.
As of today, I am able to walk at least a mile
a day, do most housekeeping chores and go dancing
with my husband weekly. I plan to continue to
wear the BioniCare Knee Device and hope to experience
even greater mobility.
by Mary - Miami, FL
several years, I had been experiencing ever increasing
pain in my right knee and limitations on my mobility
and quality of life. The knee pain felt like the
joint was bone on bone with grinding pain and made
walking any distance impossible, requiring the
use of a scooter, cane or walker depending upon
the pain levels for that particular day. My doctor
tried various prescription medications and injections,
all of which did not provide the relief needed
to regain my mobility, my previous quality of life
or lessen the pain I was experiencing.
I was identified as a possible candidate for
the BioniCare Knee Device as a pain management
and pain improvement device. I started the program
in March 2006. Any relief from the knee pain
and increase in mobility and quality of life
were my incentives. I started wearing the device
for 8 to 10 hours per night. After just one month,
my knee pain began to lesson and my mobility
slowly returned to a manageable level. I was
able to resume walking for short distances and
over the time I have used the BioniCare Knee
Device, my distance has increased markedly and
I am now able to walk without assistance. I have
been able to resume shopping and outings. My
doctor would like me to continue using the Device
in hopes my bone on bone situation will improve.
I highly recommend anyone experiencing severe
knee pain to try the BioniCare Knee Device. The
results I have received are remarkable. I now
feel I have regained my quality of life.
by Karen - San Antonio, TX
was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in 1998. My bone
specialist recommended a knee replacement for my
left knee two years ago because it is just about
bone on bone.
My knees were very painful and I was extremely
depressed. My activity was limited. I had experienced
a weight gain of 18 pounds. My physician prescribed
the BioniCare Knee Device for pain management.
It changed my life.
I have been using the BioniCare Knee Device
for eight months and 1,370 hours logged at this
time. My pain has diminished greatly and I have
lost 15 pounds. I can now go up and down stairs
normally instead of one step at a time.
My depression lifted when the pain began to
fade. It took approximately one month for me
to notice the pain subsided significantly. It
just kept getting better.
Today is a wonderful day. Pain medication
is not part of my life. BioniCare took its
The Knee Device is less expensive and non-invasive.
I have high hopes that knee replacements
will not be a part of my future. My family
have mentioned that I don’t walk as
much like a cripple these days. Thank you!!!!
Sincerely and extremely grateful.