DJO Surgical, a Business Unit of DJO Global, Announces The Launch of The Movation Knee System

September 18, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA, September 18, 2012 - DJO Global, Inc. ("DJO" or the "Company"), a leading provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, announced that the first Movation™ Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) was implanted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.  The Movation Knee stems from a long tradition of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) excellence, complemented by a complete instrumentation system designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind.

The Movation Posterior Stabilized (PS, used in posterior cruciate ligament deficient knees) Knee design is licensed from the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, NY.  HSS prides itself in being the largest joint replacement institution in the country, and also has earned an outstanding reputation for high quality engineering.  DJO Surgical licensed this patent for a classic PS Knee solution, and re-defined it with modern innovative features, including a constant axis femoral component, contoured insert condyles for reduced rotational stress, reduced and rounded trochlear transition, and anatomic femoral and baseplate components. 

Movation merges decades of successful clinical PS knee history with modern active patient requirements.  “Patients needing a knee replacement are approaching surgeons with more demanding activity requirements,” said Bryan Monroe, Senior Vice President and General Manager of DJO Surgical.  “Our goal was to develop a knee system with features that we know have historically performed extremely well, but also incorporate assets that allow TKA patients to remain active, such as high flexion allowance, enhanced stability through flexion, and e-plus™ vitamin E polyethylene.”

Instrumentation to implant the Movation Knee was a key focus of the design team.  Reducing the overall quantity of instruments and making the instrument flow efficient can contribute to a reduced surgery time, which benefits the patient, the surgeon, and the hospital.  Simple quick connect handles, color coded buttons, and magnetic attachments contribute to the smooth flow and reliability of the procedure.

Dr. Barry Waldman, co-designer of the Movation Knee and Orthopedic Surgeon at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD, stated “Our team was very excited to perform our first Movation TKA.  This timeless PS knee solution combines easy to use instrumentation with upgraded PS Knee features that I believe will give our patients more stability and deeper flexion than we could obtain in the past.  I am looking forward to seeing more of our patients benefit from this new innovation.”

The Movation System will be fully launched at AAOS 2013, and will include e-plus blended vitamin E polyethylene which provides long-term wear benefits to TKA patients.

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®.