SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DJO Global, Inc. (“DJO” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of medical technologies designed to get and keep people moving, today announced the launch of the AltiVate Anatomic Shoulder System. The system features a short, bone sparing humeral stem anatomically designed through morphologically-based fit analysis to optimize metaphyseal fit and stability. The stem also features P2, DJO’s proprietary “porous porous” coating that provides superior bone ingrowth. Coupled with the stem is a glenoid component with patent-pending “Drop and Go™” technology encompassing trilobe features on the peripheral pegs for immediate fixation upon implantation. This data-driven result is a truly anatomic reconstruction with fixation you can feel.
“The AltiVate Anatomic system allows the surgeon to use a short or standard length humeral stem with the same instrument system and introduces a new glenoid component with outstanding initial fixation. The glenoid instrumentation is low profile and user friendly,” states Dr. Gerald Williams of the Rothman Institute and a leading designer of the system. In summary, “this system provides the humeral length you want; the glenoid fixation you need.”
Brady Shirley, President and CEO of DJO Global states, “The release of this new system strengthens our Upper Extremity portfolio, which is already known for its market-leading AltiVate Reverse shoulder system. We believe this will help us sustain our above market growth in this segment. The AltiVate Anatomic is the first of many advancements to come from DJO Global’s developers consisting of world recognized leaders in shoulder arthroplasty.”
This new system will be showcased at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS booth #1733) in San Diego, CA.
About DJO Global
DJO Global is a leading global provider of medical technologies designed to get and keep people moving. 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 orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic 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®, ProCare®, DJO® Surgical, Dr. Comfort® and Exos™. For additional information on the Company, please visit www.DJOglobal.com.
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