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Postoperative Pain & Edema

Recovery & Pain Management

The RecoveryRx® medical device provides a safe and cost-effective pain management therapy for medical professionals.  RecoveryRx® is a miniaturized wearable pulsed shortwave diathermy device used to reduce pain, inflammation, oedema and accelerate the healing process.  The concept is replacing short duration, high power treatments in the clinic delivered by a trained professional, with an easy to use, self-administered, very low power device that can be used 24 hours per day.



RecoveryRx® Medical Applications

RecoveryRx® is a breakthrough pain relief medical device technology that is 5x Better than OTC Drugs, 100% Safer at half the cost.   RecoveryRx® is a miniaturized wearable pulsed shortwave diathermy device used to reduce pain, inflammation, oedema and accelerate the healing process.  The concept is replacing short duration, high power treatments in the clinic delivered by a trained professional, with an easy to use, self-administered, very low power device that can be used 24 hours per day.

Benefits of using the RecoveryRx® for postoperative recovery include:

  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Accelerates healing
  • Easy to use
  • Low cost
  • Reduces recovery time
  • Increases tensile strength
  • Reduces scarring

Over 500,000 people around the world have already achieved significant, safe, drug free pain relief and experienced an increase in their overall quality of life.  The RecoveryRx® medical device  have been designed for the major medical markets listed below.



RecoveryRx® Orthopedic Market


Approximately one-third of the world’s population suffers from pain particularly in the back, knee, neck and shoulder.  The RecoveryRx® product can provide your patients with a safe, convenient and clinically proven method for acute and chronic pain management that has an astounding cost/benefit ratio and no side effects.

Benefits of using RecoveryRX®:

  • Clinically proven safe & effective
  • Long lasting pain relief
  • Convenient & easy to wear
  • Safe to use for diabetics, arthritics & the elderly.
  • Can be combined with any medication and used overnight or up 24 hrs a day.
  • Accelerates patient recovery
  • Reduces the time lost from work, school, sports, etc.
  • Cost effective

The RecoveryRx® medical device can be used to treat numerous orthopedic conditions including orthopedic surgeries.


RecoveryRx® Applications


A common method to control pain is the use of OTC drugs, which have numerous side effects, especially with long term use, and have limited efficacy.  Narcotics drug used for moderate to severe pain are no longer viewed as effective for long term use (> 3 months) and have significant adverse side effects which include dependence and addiction.  Because of the multiple side effects of pain drugs many chronic pain sufferers cannot control their pain due to the lack of an effective and safe therapy.



Application of the RecoveryRx® medical device

Center the device over the source of your pain and wear the RecoveryRx® until your pain and swelling are gone.  For maximum relief wear the RecoveryRx® continuously for 24 hours a day until healed, minimum 8 hours or overnight.  The RecoveryRx® products can be turned on and off as needed.



How does the RecoveryRx® technology work?

Pain is caused by inflammation, which is a swelling in the tissues of the body that then puts pressure on nerves causing pain. Chemical signals are also released by damaged cells in inflamed tissue that activate the nerves changing a chemical signal into an electrical impulse that causes pain for the body. Inflammation can be both acute, occurring immediately after an injury, or chronic (long lasting) inflammation which is unhealthy and can linger for months or years. Many diseases have been linked to chronic inflammation.



RecoveryRx® Core Technology

BioElectronics medical devices are pulsed shortwave devices that have the following specifications:
Carrier frequency 27.12MHz
Peak spatial power density 73 microwatts/ cm²
Pulse rate 1000 pulses per second
Pulsed on duration 100 micro seconds
Power source Battery
Antenna size 12cm or 8cm
Treatment area 100cm2 of 70cm2
Weight 8 grams
Operation time 720 hours (on/off capability) or 170 continuous hours


Clinical Use

Working as an adjunct therapy, RecoveryRx® adds another dimension to multimodal approaches to pain management improving patient comfort.  RecoveryRx® has been clinically shown to significantly reduce postoperative pain and the use of narcotic pain medication postoperatively, potentially reducing the incidence of adverse side effects associated with these drugs.

Pulsed shortwave therapy is widely used to treat pain in a wide array of medical applications, including musculoskeletal pain, edema, postoperative pain and the promotion of wound healing. These claims are backed by an extensive list of clinical publications and research. Visit our Clinical Evidence page for complete clinical information.

PEMF therapy has been shown to have a number of therapeutic effects. These include reducing inflammation, increasing wound tensile strength, vasodilation, promoting angiogenesis and reducing postoperative pain. These effects result in a decreased need for postoperative pain medication and promotion of wound healing. Cell studies have shown gene families involved in tissue repair up-regulated after PEMF exposure (3). In mouse models of diabetic wounds, PEMF therapy has shown to increase dermal cell proliferation, increase tissue granulation and increase wound healing rates (4). And in human experimental wounds, PEMF treatment with an extended use device decreased healing times from 54 days in control to 39 days in the treated group (5), with advanced wound morphology also seen.


(1)  Rawe IM, Lowenstein A, Barcelo CR, Genecov DG. Control of Postoperative Pain with a Wearable   Continuously Operating Pulsed Radiofrequency Energy Device: A Preliminary Study. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Oct 25.
(2)  Rawe, I. M. and T. C. Vlahovic (2011). The use of a portable, wearable form of pulsed radio frequency electromagnetic energy device for the healing of recalcitrant ulcers: A case report. Int Wound J. 2011 Sep 20. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2011.00853.x.
(3) Moffett, J., Kubat, N. J., Griffin, N. E., et al. Pulsed radio frequency energy field treatment of cells in culture results in increased expression of genes involved in angiogenesis and tissue remodeling during wound healing. The Journal of Diabetic Foot Complications 3, 30-39.
(4) Li Q, Kao H, Matros E, Peng C, Murphy GF, Guo L. Pulsed radiofrequency energy accelerates wound healing in diabetic mice.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jun;127(6):2255-62.
(5) Bentall R.H.C  Low-level pulsed radiofrequency fields and the treatment of soft-tissue Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, 16 (1986) 531-548 A section of J. ElectroanaL Chem., and constituting Vol . 212 (1986)


RecoveryRx® Chronic Wound Market


The RecoveryRx® medical device can be used to promote wound healing of hard to heal wounds, treat chronic wound pain, and reduce inflammation and edema.  Cell studies and animal studies indicate that RecoveryRx® pulsed shortwave therapy significantly reduces healing times.

Common RecoveryRx® chronic wound applications include:

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Decubitus Ulcers

RecoveryRx® is applied to the wound, incorporating into the dressing or on top of the dressing for 24 hours per day.  The shortwave radiofrequency electromagnetic field from RecoveryRx® passes through the dressing; therefore, the device does not need to be in direct contact with the skin. This makes for a simple application of this powerful technology, which not only promotes wound healing, by resolving inflammation, but also treats persistent chronic wound pain.

In postoperative surgical recovery, RecoveryRx® significantly reduces the level of pain medications required impacting patient comfort, reducing narcotic medication use and side effects and potentially limiting the incidence of chronic pain.