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

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

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- 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®. For additional information on the
Company, please visit www.DJOglobal.com.

Contact:

DJO Investor/Media Contact:
DJO Global, Inc.
Matt Simons
SVP Business Development and Investor Relations
760-734-5548
matt.simons@DJOglobal.com
 
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