VQ OrthoCare Introduces the OActive Osteoarthritis Knee Brace with the BioniCare System
IRVINE, Calif. – August 21, 2009 – VQ OrthoCare announces a breakthrough treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee with the launch of the OActive and BioniCare Knee System.
The May 8, 2009 acquisition of the assets of ArthroWave, LLC, enabled VQ OrthoCare to combine the revolutionary BioniCare technology with its advanced OActive Osteoarthritis Knee Brace products.
The OActive osteoarthritis knee brace is a low profile unloading brace with adjustable correction. The BioniCare technology employs an electrical stimulation system that was cleared for marketing by the FDA in 2003, and indicated for use as “an adjunctive 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.” The efficacy of the BioniCare technology is supported by five outstanding peer reviewed clinical studies and used by over 40,000 patients. According to the cofounder and CEO of BioniCare Medical Technologies Inc., Dr. Thomas Zizic, “This combination product is the ideal clinical solution to an important medical problem, osteoarthritis of the knees. The OActive Knee Brace provides near immediate relief while awaiting the more substantial long-term benefits of the BioniCare system which may take four to six months for optimal results.”
“We believe the investment in this new technology is a perfect fit with our existing non-invasive, non-pharmacological product line and will significantly enhance the profile of our core products while addressing a critical need in the marketplace,” said James Knape, founder and CEO of VQ OrthoCare.
VQ OrthoCare is a global health care provider of patient-centered solutions for a broad range of medical markets. Founded in 1989, the company’s drug-free product offering includes manufacturing and distribution of Orthopedic bracing and non-invasive neuromodulation therapy products. Services include in-home patient fitting of braces and medical devices, technology-enabled prescription compliance monitoring, physician support and around-the-clock patient care. Headquartered in Irvine, California, VQ OrthoCare has approximately 250 employees and distribution partners in 21 states and five countries. For more information on VQ OrthoCare, please visit us at www.vqorthocare.com, or call 800-266-6969.
ArthroWave Medical Technologies, a privately held limited liability company, headquartered in Sparks, Maryland was founded on providing non-drug, non-invasive treatments for arthritis and other diseases of the joints.
The BioniCare Knee Device was first marketed by BioniCare Medical Technologies, Inc.