SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced an aggressive expansion of its bracing and supports product portfolio with the preview of new innovative products leveraging new technologies and designed to improve patient compliance with treatment protocols at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (“AAOS”) Meeting, taking place in San Francisco February 8-10, 2012.
“We are excited to accelerate our market leading franchises in bracing and cold therapy with four major product launches this quarter,” said Mike Mogul, President and CEO of DJO Global, Inc. “Each of these four new products represents a leap forward in design and function using new materials and technologies that make the products lighter and easier to use while remaining cost effective treatment options.”
Among the key products showcased under DJO Global’s DonJoy® brand is the groundbreaking OA Nano™, the world’s lightest off-loading brace for patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis (“OA”) of the knee. Incorporating a new generation nano magnesium alloy (“nanoMAG”) used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, cell phones and computers, the OA Nano provides the light weight of regular magnesium with the strength needed to leverage DJO Global’s clinically proven OA Adjuster® technology and provides arthritis pain relief on the off-loading side. At only 14 ounces, the OA Nano also uses regular magnesium on the thigh and calf cuffs for easy custom adjustment. “The combination of these lightweight and functional technologies results in an OA brace you can almost not feel, which takes patient acceptance to a higher level,” said Steve Ingel, Senior Vice President, General Manager of DJO Global’s Bracing & Supports business unit.
DJO Global is also showcasing its new IceMan® Clear3 (“clear cube”), an innovative translucent cold therapy device which is stackable and allows clinicians to instantly identify ice and water levels without the hassle of lifting the lid. This new product, which also incorporates the company’s patented semi-closed loop recirculation system, allows for controlled temperature delivery with enhanced ease of use.
In addition, DJO Global is improving the efficiency in the operating room through the launch of the X-Act ROM™ Knee and X-Act ROM™ Elbow post-operative braces, both designed for quick application following surgery and a contoured fit that can be adjusted for each patient. Both feature a new durable aluminum hinge that allows for precise range of motion and unique anti-migration foam.
These new products are expected to be available in early spring of 2012.
DJO Global will be located in booth #5279 at the AAOS meeting.
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 and Dr. Comfort®. For additional information on the Company, please visit www.DJOglobal.com.
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