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DJO Incorporatedís Chattanooga Division Granted Patent for Moveo XP Rehabilitation Platform


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

San Diego, CA & Chattanooga, TN -- DJO Incorporated, a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced that its Chattanooga division was issued U.S. Patent No. 7,597,656 for Chattanooga’s new Moveo XP Rehabilitation Platform. The Moveo XP is the first product of its kind, allowing patients who are incapable of supporting full body weight to participate in graded weight-bearing activity at an earlier stage in their physical rehabilitation.

The Moveo XP Rehabilitation Platform is designed to introduce weight-bearing exercise to deconditioned or bedridden patients at a very early point in their physical rehabilitation. The customized workout intensity lets a patient progress at tolerable levels and allows them and their therapist to see objective and incremental progress, which can increase motivation and foster a sense of accomplishment.

"The Moveo XP is an innovative product, transforming the standard treatment platform into a more effective rehabilitation tool," said Dwayne Hofstatter, senior vice president and general manager of Chattanooga. "Prolonged immobility associated with critical care rehabilitation is a large healthcare expense and weighs heavily on a patient’s quality of life. The sooner a patient is able to perform weight-bearing exercise the better and this is one of the advantages of the new Moveo XP."

"We are proud of Chattanooga’s unique and differentiated technology achievement with the Moveo XP, which enables care givers to deliver higher quality patient care at an early point in a patient’s rehabilitation," said Andrew Holman, executive vice president, sales and marketing, U.S. commercial businesses. "Innovation that improves the customer and patient experience is the spirit that drives all DJO businesses."

The Chattanooga Moveo XP was also named the 2009 winner of the Kruesi Spirit of Innovation Award. The Spirit of Innovation Award is awarded annually for outstanding innovation in new products, services and/or business practices in the Chattanooga, TN area.

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 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 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™, Empi®, Saunders®, Chattanooga, DJO Surgical, Compex®, Cefar®-Compex® and Ormed®. For additional information, please visit www.seemoveo.com and www.DJOglobal.com.



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