Avoid Surgery With A Bionic Knee

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — There’s a promising new treatment to help people suffering with knee pain.

Many patients are avoiding the knife and, instead, going for electric stimulation.

CBS 2 reporter Lisa Sigell checked out what some doctors are calling “the bionic knee.”

For more information about the breakthrough treatment and brace, click the following links:

 

 

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  1. Caroline says:

    Where is this treatment available?

    1. Michelle says:

      BioniCare is manufactured and distributed by VQ OrthoCare (Irvine, CA). The device must be prescribed by a physician. Dr. Nicola (seen on the segment) is located in Beverly Hills (Frederic Nicola, M.D., 8750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, (866) 481-3472). Additional physicians can be located at http://www.bionicare.com.

  2. Edith Steffen says:

    I heard of this bionic Knee where is it available what is the cost.It was said medicare is paying for it is that true?

    1. Michelle says:

      BioniCare is manufactured and distributed by VQ OrthoCare (Irvine, CA). The device must be prescribed by a physician. Dr. Nicola (seen on the segment) is located in Beverly Hills (Frederic Nicola, M.D., 8750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, (866) 481-3472). Additional physicians can be located at http://www.bionicare.com.
      Medicare is currently paying in Region D (CA and Western States). Patient our-of-pocket cost depends on your deductible and secondary coverage.

  3. Susana K says:

    Edith Steffen: The video clip quoted a price at “about $1600” and covered by Medicare.

    CBS–Lisa Siegel: I tried both links following the story, and neither one was good.

  4. LUCILLE ROTHSTEIN says:

    I would like to know where to go and get evaluated and inquire about procedure for my knee and trigger finger.

    LR

    1. Michelle says:

      BioniCare is manufactured and distributed by VQ OrthoCare (Irvine, CA). The device must be prescribed by a physician. Dr. Nicola (seen on the segment) is located in Beverly Hills (Frederic Nicola, M.D., 8750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, (866) 481-3472). Additional physicians can be located at http://www.bionicare.com.

  5. Estelle Stanhill says:

    Can someone who has already had partial replacements – approx 8 years ago – be an applicant for the brace???
    I’ve never really had full use of the knees – most especially the left one – but I do manage to walk and exercise in spite of that. Please give me more information on this new procedure- it sounds very interesting!

    1. Michelle says:

      BioniCare can be used on patients who have had partial knee replacements. However, it would only affect the part of the joint that had not been replaced. It would have no effect on the replaced parts. It would not be useful for someone who has already had a total knee replacement.
      More information can be found at http://www.bionicare.com.

  6. EdwardArvizo says:

    My healthcare provider is Kaiser Permenante. Dois this provider cover cost of the knee healing product.?

  7. Edward Arvizo says:

    My healthcare provider is Kaiser Permanente. Does this provider cover cost of supplying the knee product. I also am under medicare coverage.

  8. Artricia says:

    I have a bone on bone knee, can this help?

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