dj Orthopedics to Be Named One of San Diego's Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 50 Program

September 3, 2003

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- dj Orthopedics, Inc. (NYSE: DJO), a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of products and services for the orthopedic sports medicine market, will be named to Deloitte & Touche's prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for San Diego, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services firms. Scheduled to be announced September 17, 2003, Technology Fast 50 rankings are based on the percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues over five years, from 1998-2002.

dj Orthopedics's President and CEO Les Cross credits the Company's fast growth over the past five years to its internal product evelopment efforts, which have created one of the most widely recognized brands in the industry, sold by the industry's best sales force. "We have led the industry in innovation, defining early on, the concept of rigid and soft bracing supports for use in orthopedics. While our solid historical sales success has positioned the Company for this award, today we are a much stronger and leaner organization driven by our mission to deliver innovative and best value orthopedic products and services that improve people's lives."

To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 1998 and $1,000,000 in 2002, must be public or private companies headquartered in North America, and be a "technology company"
defined as owning proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues, and/or devoting a significant proportion of revenues to research and development of technology. This year's San Diego Technology Fast 50 program is co-presented by Deloitte & Touche, Comerica, Cooley Godward, Fleishman-Hillard, Focus Creative, KPBS,
Marsh, R.J. Watkins, T Sector, and in association with AeA and BIOCOM.

Winners of the 20 regional Technology Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada are automatically entered in the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks North America's top 500 fastest growing technology companies. For more information on the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 or Fast 500 programs, visit .

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About dj Orthopedics

dj Orthopedics is a global orthopedic sports medicine company specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of products and services that rehabilitate soft tissue and bone, help protect against injury and treat osteoarthritis of the knee. Its broad range of over 600 existing products, many of which are based on proprietary technologies, includes rigid knee braces, soft goods, specialty and other complementary orthopedic products. These products provide solutions for patients and orthopedic sports medicine professionals throughout the patient's continuum of care. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at .

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