dj Orthopedics Files For $150 Million IPO

August 27, 2001

Vista, Calif. (August 27, 2001) - dj Orthopedics, LLC, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of products and services for the orthopedic sports medicine market, announced today that dj Orthopedics, Inc. has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed $150 million initial public offering of its common stock. Of the total offering, $130 million of common stock is being offered by dj Orthopedics, Inc. and $20 million of common stock is being offered by certain stockholders. In addition, the underwriters have been granted an option to purchase an additional 15% of the total amount offered to cover over-allotments, if any.

dj Orthopedics, Inc. plans to seek a listing on NASDAQ under the symbol "DJOI" and has appointed Goldman, Sachs & Co. as the managing underwriter of the offering.

dj Orthopedics, Inc. is a corporation formed by DonJoy, L.L.C., the parent of dj Orthopedics, LLC, to effect the IPO and the reorganization of DonJoy, L.L.C. into corporate form. Proceeds from the offering are expected to be used to repay outstanding indebtedness under dj Orthopedics, LLC's revolving credit facility, to redeem all of the outstanding redeemable preferred units of DonJoy, L.L.C., to redeem $25 million principal amount of dj Orthopedics, LLC's 125/8% senior subordinated notes due 2009, to consummate pending acquisitions and for general corporate purposes.

The timing and terms of this offering are subject to, among other things, prevailing market conditions, and no assurance can be given that this offering will actually be consummated. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy the securities be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.