As some of you know and some don't know, I have severe OA in both knees and dr has recommended replacements. We decided to wait and see if the Morphine Pump helped with my knee pain and I hate to say it, but all it has done is give me a clearer picture of how bad my knees are. I was hurting so bad in so many other places it was impossible to say what hurt the most.
Yesterday my dr told me of a new treatment and gave me a packet on it and he recommends that I try this. Looks like this has been in use since 1998/1999. This FDA approved. The name of the company is BioniCare, please look them up on the net, you will be blown away by what this little machine can do. In some cases the use of this machine actually cause new cartilage to be produced in rabbits. I would wear 2 knee braces and have a belt on that holds the transmitter and pulses are sent to the knees only. Invasive and pain-free, I'm in. LOL. This was also used in patients w/RA in their hands and they got good results w/it.
I went to their website and read up on this gizzmo and I am calling them today and they will contact my ins comp and see if they will approve it. If I am approved then, a rep will meet me at my ortho's office. I am excited.
According to their website they are looking in to using this on hips. Anyway, I got so excited about
this after reading my brochure and then going in to the website, I just had to share this with my extended family here. Love & Hugs, Susie