(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication oo) Pub. No.: US 2008/0288035 Al
Gill et al. (43) Pub. Date: Nov. 20,2008
(54) STIMULATION DEVICE FOR TREATING OSTEOARTHRITIS
(75) Inventors: Jagjit Gill, Rochester, MN (US);
Kin-Joe Sham, Shoreview, MN
(US); Bryan Armitage, Stillwater,
FAEGRE & BENSON LLP
2200 WELLS FARGO CENTER, 90 SOUTH SEV-
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402-3901 (US)
(73) Assignee: Nesos Health, Inc., Rochester, MN
Appl. No.: 12/104,007
Filed: Apr. 16, 2008
Related U.S. Application Data
Provisional application No. 60/927,354, filed on May 3, 2007, provisional application No. 60/983,653, filed on Oct. 30, 2007.
A device for providing therapeutic treatment to a body part such as a joint to promote healing of the body part comprises a signal generator for generating a pulsed electromagnetic field based upon a selected treatment mode, a controller for storing the treatment mode and communicating the treatment mode to the signal generator, a heat source configured to provide thermal therapy to the body part, and monitoring means for monitoring the electromagnetic field generated by the electromagnetic stimulating means. The device may also include telemetry means in communication with the monitoring means for remotely accessing the controller to modify the treatment mode. The device can also be disposable.