DJO Incorporated (DJO), a orthopedic devices company, has announced that it will showcase its product depth at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 25 - 28, 2009. Sales and technical representatives from DJO's will be available at booth number 1244 during the AAOS convention.
Sales and technical representatives from DJO’s Bracing and Supports business (DonJoy, Aircast and ProCare), Recovery Sciences business (Empi, CMF and Chattanooga) and Surgical Implant business (DJO Surgical), will be available at booth number 1244 during the AAOS convention to discuss new trends for managing joint care from injury prevention, management of degenerative diseases, surgical reconstruction, and rehabilitation and physical therapy solutions.
Commenting on DJO’s participation in this year’s AAOS convention, Les Cross, president and chief executive officer said, “We’re very excited to once again be part of the largest gathering of surgeons and key opinion leaders from every facet of orthopedics. This will be the first time that all of our respected brands will appear in the same booth as one company, since the merger of DJO and ReAble Therapeutics was completed in late 2007.
“With the merger completed, AAOS 2009 provides DJO with a special opportunity to demonstrate the power of the combined brands that now make up our Bracing and Supports, Recovery Sciences and Surgical Implants businesses. The New DJO is unique in its ability to provide products and support every step of the way for surgeons and patients to help manage the entire patient experience from injury prevention and early conservative therapy, to pre-operative management and reconstructive products, and technologies for virtually every aspect of physical therapy, rehabilitation and pain control.
“I would like to extend a personal invitation to all surgeons to visit our booth and meet the DJO team,” Cross continued. “Let us show you how we can help you provide the best orthopedic care in your community.”
The Company said that it will showcase a record number of products at its booth this year at AAOS, representing a small cross section of the Company’s product offering within each of its three businesses.
Bracing & Supports Business
FULLFORCE, is the latest in prefabricated bracing technology. The FULLFORCE brace combines DonJoy’s proven 4-Points-of-Leverage System with the Company’s patented FourcePoint hinge technology, the most powerful and clinically-proven solutions available to protect the ACL. Created for moderate to high-level activity users, FULLFORCE’s sleek, low profile and exceptionally light weight have made it the go-to prefabricated brace for competitive and recreational athletes of all kinds.
UltraSlingIII, is DJO’s newest shoulder immobilization brace for rotator cuff repairs, capsular shifts, post-operative Bankhart procedures, glenohumeral dislocations/subluxation, and soft tissue strains and repairs. UltraSling III offers premium breathable mesh fabric and thermoformed padding for enhanced comfort and patient compliance.
OA Assist is the newest knee osteoarthritis brace for mild to moderate unicompartmental osteoarthritis and to support mild ligament instabilities. The design incorporates DonJoy’s advanced single upright frame with the 3DF hinge for a patient-ready knee OA brace.
TROM Adjuster is the post-operative brace to offer controlled and consistent off-loading to create a better healing environment. Based on DJO’s successful TROM platform, the TROM Adjuster represents a comprehensive post-operative solution for meniscal and chondral defect procedures.
Cryo Cuff IC: Clinical studies prove that cold and compression are effective in reducing post-operative swelling and regaining range of motion. The Cryo/Cuff IC combines focused compression with cold therapy to provide optimal control of swelling to minimize hemarthrosis, edema and pain. Simplicity of design and ease of operation make it ideal for post-operative recovery, trauma, athletic training rooms and home use.
VenaFlow: Designed as a prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis, the VenaFlow system combines two proven technologies, rapid inflation and graduated sequential compression to accelerate venous velocity and enhance fibrinolysis. For the superior emptying of veins, VenaFlow also incorporates asymmetric compression. This effective technology combination makes VenaFlow the only device on the market that produces peak venous velocities that match the natural blood flows achieved through ambulation. Additionally, VenaFlow’s breathable and comfortable calf, foot and thigh cuffs enhance the patient experience and are compatible with one universal pump.
Recovery Sciences Business
Empi Select Pain Control is a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device commonly used as an adjunct to prescription medications for the treatment of chronic, acute, and arthritis pain. The Empi Select device is a non-narcotic and non-invasive therapy for pain management, which allows patients to effectively take control of their pain. TENS is a clinically proven method for relieving pain, which is backed by more than 30 years of clinical data demonstrating its efficacy for pain relief.
The Hybresis Iontophoresis System provides clinicians an innovative new way to deliver medication to a specific location without the disadvantages of injections or oral medications. Iontophoresis is a clinically proven, non-invasive method of active transdermal drug delivery. The Hybresis system combines the precise dosing of traditional iontophoresis with the convenience of newer patch-only treatments. Using a proprietary 3-minute Skin Conductivity Enhancement (SCE) treatment, Hybresis is the only patch product that provides a predictable 80 mA-min dose.
Saunders Cervical and Lumbar Traction Devices are safe, effective and proven alternatives to surgery for some patients. The innovative design provides a portable home treatment solution that replicates clinical traction, allowing patients to maintain clinical gains between appointments and effectively manage their chronic conditions. Patient compliance and satisfaction are enhanced with added comfort, ease of use, and portability features. The patented pneumatic system on each device ensures reliable force accuracy and leak-free performance.
CMF (Combined Magnetic Field) bone growth stimulation devices utilize patented waveform technology to regenerate bone. CMF is the only waveform clinically proven to stimulate bone growth from a simple 30 minute per day treatment with FDA-indicated use in both long bone and primary lumbar spine applications. The new OL1000 SC1 (single coil size 1) joins the CMF family of OL1000 and SpinaLogic® devices.
Triton DTSTraction System represents the most advanced approach to mechanically applied traction of the spine through sophisticated technology. Its treatment parameters that mimic hands-on therapy allow therapists to provide mechanical traction to manual approaches such as pretension, variable, gradient and impulse pulse speeds, oscillations, PROM, cycling and subtle soft tissue pulls.
VectraGenisys Electrotherapy is the first modular therapy system that consolidates up to six therapeutic modalities into a single unit; electrotherapy, ultrasound, electrotherapy/ultrasound combination, laser, surface electromyography (sEMG), and sEMG with stimulation. With its on-board, feature-rich software the Vectra Genisys is the most complete and innovative system for the rehabilitation setting.
Opti-Flex and Artromot Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) devices and accessories are designed to meet the needs of orthopedic surgeons and CPM dealers throughout the world. Chattanooga CPM products are engineered to hold up to the daily rigors of the DME market, maintain superior reliability year after year, and lead the industry in ease of use.