Original BIO-1000

How the BioniCare® Knee System treats knee osteoarthritis without the risks of drugs or surgery

The Original Bio-1000 device was first approved for marketing in 2003. The signal was delivered via electrodes and gel and held on the leg with a wrap. The current system delivers the same patented signal but adds the benefit of the OActiveTM osteoarthritis knee brace to apply the device to the leg. The OActive knee brace reduces pain with activity via an unloading mechanism. Together, these two products provide a synergistic benefit for the patient. The original device is no longer available. However supplies can be ordered from VQ OrthoCare.

The BioniCare® Knee System is intended for people with moderate and severe knee osteoarthritis (OA).

The Device uses a unique technology for treating knee osteoarthritis and relieving its pain. It delivers a patented low-level pulsed electrical signal to the knee joint that is not felt by the patient.

The stimulator is indicated “as an adjunct therapy for relieving pain and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the knee and for overall improvement of the knee as assessed by the physician’s global assessment (see clinical studies).”

Quick facts

  • First and only non-drug, non-invasive option for relieving pain and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Proven effective in clinical trials in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis
  • Cleared by the FDA for use in osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Delivers low-level pulsed electrical stimulation to the knee
  • For moderate and severe cases of knee osteoarthritis
  • Prescribed by a licensed medical professional
  • Rented or purchased, depending on the prescription and the patient’s health insurance coverage
  • Treatment individualized to each patient as they adjust the level of stimulation, regardless of body type

Unique stimulator, unlike all others

The Knee System has a patented electrical signal designed specifically for the treatment of pain and symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. It is not to be confused with a TENS device that provides temporary general-purpose pain relief.

BioniCare Knee System is a safe option

More than 40,000 patients have been treated with the BioniCare Knee System. Patients have reported no serious side effects. The only documented side effect from some patients was a mild, transient rash due to the gel. The rash usually disappeared after patients temporarily discontinued use of the device and/or they switched to a different type of gel.