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Highland Instruments, Inc., Announces Presentation of "Effects of Electrosonic Stimulation on the Perception of Chronic Pain Due to Osteoarthritis of the Knee."
Date:12/9/2013

BOSTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highland Instruments, Inc., ("Highland") today announced presentation of "Effects of Electrosonic Stimulation ("ESStim™") on the Perception of Chronic Pain Due to Osteoarthritis of the Knee", discussing Highland Instruments' ESStim™ technology during the 5th International Symposium on Neuromodulation, held September 16-18, 2013 at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao Paulo, Brazil. This research was conducted at the Spaulding Rehabilitation ("Spaulding") Hospital's Laboratory of Neuromodulation (Boston). Felipe Fregni1, MD, PhD, MPH, was Lead Clinical Investigator. Dr. Fregni is the Director of the Laboratory of Neuromodulation at Spaulding and Associate Professor of PM&R and Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Felipe Fregni commented, "Our preliminary analysis in a series of 18 patients with osteoarthritis ("OA") of the knee demonstrated that ESStim has shown positive results in alleviating chronic pain in OA patients.  Patients that received Active ESStim™ showed significant effects lasting up to four weeks post stimulation."

About Osteoarthritis ("OA") of the Knee

OA is the most common form of knee arthritis in which the joint cartilage gradually wears away. OA affects nearly 27 million Americans (12.1% of the U.S. adult population)2 and more than 10 million have OA in one or both knees3. The combined annual costs of knee and hip arthroplasty in 2007 are estimated to have been ~$15.6B based on data compiled by the Healthcare Costs and Utilization Project4.

About ESStim™

ESStim™5 is an innovative noninvasive brain stimulation technology that combines independently controlled electromagnetic and ultrasonic fields. The combined fields f
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