Healthcare Industry News:  Encore Medical 

Devices Orthopaedic

 News Release - March 3, 2008

DJO Incorporated's Encore Medical Division Announces Name Change to DJO Surgical

Name Change Reflects DJO's Mission to Provide Enhanced Total Joint Health

SAN DIEGO--(HSMN NewsFeed)--DJO Incorporated, a global provider of medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced that in conjunction with the merger with ReAble Therapeutics in late 2007, the name of its Encore Medical business unit has been changed to DJO Surgical. Encore Medical is a global supplier of reconstructive total joint implants for the hip, knee and shoulder.

“Our mission at DJO is to improve the quality of life of the people who use our products, whether they are trying to prevent injuries or rehabilitate from surgery, injury or degenerative disease,” said Les Cross, CEO. “Encore Medical exemplifies our mission and has done an excellent job building its surgical business through a dedicated team of professionals that are committed to excellence from new product development to customer service.

“The name change to DJO Surgical will enable us to leverage the DJO brand, especially the distinguished history of the DonJoy brand name that is so familiar to orthopedic surgeons. By providing surgeons and patients with turnkey solutions from joint implants to pain management systems to rehabilitation products, we can enhance the overall physician and patient experience. DJO Surgical will enable us to build upon this total-patient approach to the market.”

About DJO Incorporated

DJO 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. Our 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 at-home physical therapy treatment. The Company’s product lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy, bone growth stimulators, vascular systems, 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’s products are marketed under the brands Aircast®, DonJoy®, ProCare®, CMF™, DJO Surgical, Empi®, Chattanooga Group™, Cefar®-Compex® and Ormed®. For additional information on the Company, please visit

Source: DJO Inc

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