DJO® Provides Surgical Arm to Support Mission Trip

October 10, 2019
The ADAPTABLE™ surgical arm supports total hip replacements during a medical mission trip in Guatemala

AUSTIN, TX, OCTOBER 10 2019 – DJO®, a leading provider of medical technologies designed to get and keep people moving, has provided ADAPTABLE™ - the first, fully-sterile, surgeon-controlled leg and retractor holder to support Austin surgeon,  Dr. E. Matthew Heinrich, in his yearly mission trip to Guatemala.

Dr. Matthew Heinrich, with Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, has partnered with Houston-based Faith In Practice for over 10 years, providing life-changing surgeries for those in great need.

As part of the Faith In Practice mission trip, Dr. Heinrich and team bring all required medical supplies for surgery and post-operative care.  The new ADAPTABLE surgical arm was key for his surgeries as it weighs only 10 pounds, is surgeon-controlled and is a modern solution for patient care. “It’s critical to have the right tools to perform surgery and since the ADAPTABLE arm is a fraction of the size and weight of a specialty table, it was easily transported, helped with operating room efficiencies and produced more effective surgeries,” says Dr. Heinrich.

Dr. Heinrich provided 16 successful hip replacements during his mission trip and continues to use the ADAPTABLE arm in his practice.

ADAPTABLE is the first fully sterile, surgeon-controlled leg and retractor holder designed for a safe Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) for Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA). The fully-mechanical, carbon fiber surgical arm works seamlessly with any standard operating table and has the ability to reduce the number of assistants in the operating room (OR). ADAPTABLE is easy to set-up, transport and store.

 “As a company, we take honor in supporting initiatives that get and keep people moving, especially when it involves communities in need,” says Louie Vogt, Vice President of Marketing for DJO Surgical®.  “ADAPTABLE is truly a one-of-a-kind solution that solves transportation and storage challenges that come with large specialty tables. ADAPTABLE addresses these limitations in the U.S. and abroad.”

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Dr. E. Matthew Heinrich is a consultant for DJO®.

About DJO®

DJO® is a leading developer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide proven solutions for musculoskeletal health, joint reconstruction, vascular health, and pain management. The Company’s extensive range of products and integrated technologies address the orthopedic continuum of care from performance and mobility to surgical intervention and post-operative rehabilitation; enabling people around the world to regain or maintain their natural motion.  For additional information about DJO, please visit