DJO Surgical Launches the EMPOWR 3D Knee™, featuring Natural Motion Technology that recreates healthy, natural knee motion.

November 6, 2015

AUSTIN, TX, November 6, 2015 – DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, is launching the new EMPOWR 3D Knee™ at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS booth #209) in Dallas, TX. The EMPOWR 3D Knee™ enables young and active patients to return to athletics and activities of daily living through the restoration of natural, healthy knee motion.

“The EMPOWR 3D Knee™ leverages over 10 years of proven clinical success and a strong history of natural kinematics which have been demonstrated by DJO Surgical’s legacy 3DKnee™ system,” said Brady Shirley, President, DJO Surgical. “We are delighted to showcase the design team’s focused efforts which have enabled the commercialization of this total knee system in an extremely expedited timeline, demonstrating our dedication to precision innovation at DJO Surgical.”

“The EMPOWR 3D Knee™ retains the proven articular surface design of the 3DKnee™, which has been shown in over ten years of clinical and laboratory studies to provide patients with stability, durability, strength and range of motion. Randomized trials show this robust design provides the same clinical results whether or not the posterior cruciate ligament is retained. The new EMPOWR 3D Knee™ design retains all these functional benefits in a system that is designed to optimally fit patients’ anatomy while giving surgeons more intraoperative flexibility and efficiency,” said Dr. Scott Banks, Co-Designer of the 3DKnee™ and Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida.


Key design features of the EMPOWR 3D Knee™ system include:

  • Recreates natural motion throughout the entire range of motion from early flexion to mid flexion and through deep flexion.
  • Designed with e+ polyethylene, a knee specific formula blended with vitamin E to reduce long-term wear.
  • Comprehensive, anatomically based implant sizing paired with precise and efficient instrumentation.

For more information on the EMPOWR 3D Knee™ please visit:

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® and ExosTM. For additional information on the Company, please visit

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