DJO Surgical Launches its EMPOWR 3D Knee™ at AAHKS

Right now it’s the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) in Dallas, TX, an event that sees DJO Global, Inc., launching its new EMPOWR 3D Knee™.

Background

DJO describes itself as a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. It says its 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.

Key features:

  • 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.

Company comments

“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.

Source: DJO Global, Inc.

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