DJO Surgical Launches the EMPOWR 3D Knee™, Featuring Natural Motion Technology That Recreates Healthy, Natural Knee Motion

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for
musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, is
launching the new EMPOWR 3D Knee™ at this year’s Annual Meeting of the
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS booth #209) in
Dallas, TX. The EMPOWR 3D Knee™ enables young and active patients to
return to athletics and activities of daily living through the
restoration of natural, healthy knee motion.

“The EMPOWR 3D Knee™ leverages over 10 years of proven clinical success
and a strong history of natural kinematics which have been demonstrated
by DJO Surgical’s legacy 3DKnee™ system,” said Brady Shirley, President,
DJO Surgical. “We are delighted to showcase the design team’s focused
efforts which have enabled the commercialization of this total knee
system in an extremely expedited timeline, demonstrating our dedication
to precision innovation at DJO Surgical.”

“The EMPOWR 3D Knee™ retains the proven articular surface design of the
3DKnee™, which has been shown in over ten years of clinical and
laboratory studies to provide patients with stability, durability,
strength and range of motion. Randomized trials show this robust design
provides the same clinical results whether or not the posterior cruciate
ligament is retained. The new EMPOWR 3D Knee™ design retains all these
functional benefits in a system that is designed to optimally fit
patients’ anatomy while giving surgeons more intraoperative flexibility
and efficiency,” said Dr. Scott Banks, Co-Designer of the 3DKnee™ and
Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida.

Key design features of the EMPOWR 3D Knee™ system include:

  • Recreates natural motion throughout the entire range of motion from
    early flexion to mid flexion and through deep flexion.
  • Designed with e+ polyethylene, a knee specific formula blended with
    vitamin E to reduce long-term wear.
  • Comprehensive, anatomically based implant sizing paired with precise
    and efficient instrumentation.

For more information on the EMPOWR 3D Knee™ please visit: http://www.djoglobal.com/products/djo-surgical/empowr-3d-knee

About DJO Global

DJO Global is a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor
of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for
musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. The
Company’s products address the continuum of patient care from injury
prevention to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or from degenerative
disease, enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion. Its
products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary
care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists,
podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare
professionals. In addition, many of the Company’s medical devices and
related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury
prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment. The Company’s product
lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy,
bone growth stimulators, vascular therapy systems and compression
garments, therapeutic shoes and inserts, electrical stimulators used for
pain management and physical therapy products. The Company’s surgical
division offers a comprehensive suite of reconstructive joint products
for the hip, knee and shoulder. DJO Global’s products are marketed under
a portfolio of brands including Aircast®, Chattanooga, CMF™, Compex®,
DonJoy®, Empi®, ProCare®, DJO® Surgical, Dr. Comfort® and ExosTM.
For additional information on the Company, please visit www.DJOGlobal.com.

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Contacts

Media Contact:
Kwittken
Jon Stone, 646-747-7161
djosurgical@kwittken.com
or
DJO
Contact:

DJO Surgical
Miranda Jamieson
Product
Director, Global Knee Marketing
Miranda.Jamieson@djoglobal.com