Craig Mines, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from Albany Medical College and was certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 2002. Dr. Mines provides sports medicine to local high schools and serves as volunteer medical director for the Atlanta Fire Hockey Program, evaluating player injuries.
Dr. Mines recently began prescribing The BioniCare Knee System and OActiveTM Knee Brace. BioniCare has provided patients the opportunity to regain mobile and active lifestyles, including running, walking, jogging and every day activities, while treating the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Created by VQ OrthoCare, The BioniCare Knee System was cleared by the FDA in 2003 and is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical alternative treatment option for osteoarthritis of the knee. BioniCare delivers a low-level pulsed electrical signal to the knee held in place on the inside of a joint unloading brace, mimicking the naturally occurring signal present in a healthy knee joint. Unlike a standard knee brace, the BioniCare device is integrated into the OActive “unloader” knee brace to reduce the impact of body weight on the knee and alleviate the patient’s pain. BioniCare patients are under the care of a physician at all times and, on average, patients using the BioniCare Knee System and OActive Knee Brace have reported experiencing positive results after 750 hours.
Dr. Mines’ orthopedic practice, Eastside Orthocare, LLC, is located in Snellville, Georgia.