DJO Surgical - First to Offer Blended Vitamin E Polyethylene Throughout an Entire Shoulder Portfolio

August 4, 2014
DJO Surgical performs first RSP® surgery using e+™ polyethylene, becoming the only company to offer blended vitamin E across an entire shoulder portfolio.

SAN DIEGO, CA, August 4, 2014 – DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, announced the first surgical use of its e+ blended vitamin E polyethylene bearing in reverse shoulder arthroplasty. In 2013, DJO Surgical was the first to market with blended vitamin E polyethylene in a total anatomic shoulder offering.  Now, with the combination of blended vitamin E polyethylene in both total anatomic and reverse shoulder product lines, DJO Surgical is the only company to offer blended vitamin E polyethylene throughout an entire shoulder product portfolio.

“We are very pleased to now offer our e+ vitamin E technology within the Reverse® Shoulder product line.  Through our e+ offering, we seek to enhance the clinical success across our shoulder portfolio, including the Turon™ Anatomic Total Shoulder and Reverse Shoulder implant families. We now proudly offer e+ technology throughout our entire surgical product portfolio, including knee, hip and shoulder,” says Senior Vice President, Bryan Monroe.

Unique formulations of e+ have been optimized to reduce wear, eliminate oxidation and maintain mechanical properties in DJO Surgical’s knee, hip and shoulder products as compared with conventional polyethylene1.  The e+ formulation, optimized for DJO Surgical’s reverse shoulder prosthesis, reduces wear rates by 92% while maintaining the yield strength of conventional polyethylene1. Together, these advancements can potentially lead to unparalleled implant longevity.

“The continuous driving to improve outcomes in patients who are treated with a shoulder replacement by DJO is demonstrated in the recent addition of e+ polyethylene which will provide a better opportunity for a more durable implant,” says Dr. Mark Frankle, Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Program at Florida Orthopedic Institute.


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, Dr. Comfort®, Bell-Horn® and ExosTM. For additional information on the Company, please visit


1 Data on file at DJO Surgical.