Is Shoulder Pain Keeping you from Enjoying Life?

Shoulder Replacement

Patient Education Digital Flipbook

The DJO Surgical Shoulder Solutions Patient FlipBook is an interactive, digital magazine that can be viewed on digital devices such as iPads and other tablets, laptops and smart phones. The Flipbook is designed to be flipped through like a magazine but with interactive image pop-ups, patient testimonial videos, and surgical procedure animations.

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ACL Bracing by DonJoy

HELPING WITH PREVENTION, PROTECTION & HEALING

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DonJoy pioneered the concept of functional knee bracing more than 30 years ago. Our first prototypes were simple neoprene sleeves sewn together in the Carlsbad, Calif. garage of our founders, Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Line Captain Mark Nordquist and local lawyer Ken Reed. Those first braces came from a deep understanding of the need for prevention, protection and healing, and DonJoy has led the profession of performance ever since by studying the body, listening to athletes, consulting physicians and pushing the envelope of innovation.

THE PERCEPTION

The overall perception of knee bracing technology available to most patients today is that “everyday” knee braces can be unsightly, bulky, heavy, minimally effective, restrictive and uncomfortable. These misconceptions combine to produce “brace anxiety” among many patients, often preventing mainstream adoption and compliance of braces that can help prevent injuries, allow people to remain active while healing, and protect the knee from future injury.

THE REALITY

Patients are looking for quick, effective and economic options for maintaining or regaining their life activities; most want to delay expensive, invasive surgeries. While some patients are turning to the use of prescription narcotics (which can lead to addiction) and cortisone shots to manage their pain, these treatment options do not provide stability to the knee.

THE FACTS

Young people between the ages of 15-25 account for half of all ACL injuries.

A person who has torn their ACL has a 15 times greater risk of a second ACL injury during the initial 12 months after ACL reconstruction, and risk of ACL injury to the opposite knee is two times that of the restructured knee.

Many athletes don’t return to sport after ACL reconstruction due to fear of re-injury.

BRACING FOR PREVENTION

Given the physicality of football, it’s easy to understand why collegiate and professional linemen wear braces on both knees. The line of scrimmage is an environment prone to knee injuries, so team doctors, athletic trainers and coaches don’t hesitate to equip their players with bilateral (both knees) custom braces.

As with helmets and shoulder pads, knee braces have become standard equipment to assist in preventing season-ending knee injuries. And the same logic holds true with skiing, snowboarding, soccer, basketball, volleyball, professional rodeo, water sports and others. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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BRACING POST INJURY

Why brace after ACL reconstruction? Clinicians will typically prescribe a functional knee brace after the patient has regained full range of motion—that’s usually between three to five months after surgery. Graft strength of the new ACL is considerably weaker than the native (original) ACL during the first 12 months, so a brace during this early period helps protect it from harmful forces that occur in everyday life or in sport.defiance-300x250

Bracing also elevates a patient’s confidence, allowing them to return to their previous or enhanced level of activity. Just look to athletes including Robert Griffin III, Tiger Woods, Adrian Peterson, Tom Brady, Lindsey Vonn, Matt Ryan and Peyton Manning just to name a few. Another important reason? Peace of mind. A functional knee brace provides not only confidence for the patient, but confidence for the surgeon, knowing that their patient’s knee is protected.

Reinventing Confidence: DONJOY A22 Titanium Knee Bracing

A22™ Custom Knee Brace

Uncompromised engineering delivers the world’s first titanium brace striking the perfect balance of weight, strength and profile.

  • Environmental Protection – Anti-microbial coating helps neutralize odor while increasing comfort and soft goods longevity.
  • Enhanced Performance Management – Uncompromised engineering delivers the world’s first titanium brace striking the perfect balance of weight, strength and profile.
  • Accelerated Comfort – Cushioning cells absorb shock, promote stability and proper fit.
  • Freedom to Perform – Aerodynamic integration of straps and liners reduces overall profile which facilitates comfort, speed and cadence.

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The Future of Ankle Bracing is Here

Get Into Your Comfort Zone

Exos Free Motion Ankle

The Exos™ Free Motion Ankle offers unparalleled comfort, support and ease of use. This anatomically formed ankle foot orthosis can be fit to a patient within 30 minutes to quickly alleviate pain and discomfort, restore mobility and prevent progression of a disease or deformity.

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

  • Correct bony alignment and provide support in various planes of motion

Post-Trauma / Post-Op Rehabilitation

  • Arthritis
  • Weak ankles due to ligament damage and over stressed ligaments
  • High ankle sprains

Chronic Ankle Instabilities

  • Step down care following casting or walking boot
  • Controlled range of motion allows full-functional management and faster return to activities

Exos Free Motion Ankle is the first prefabricated Ankle Foot Orthosis that can be fully
customized and formed to the patient providing functional stabilization of the ankle- foot complex addressing bony abnormality, chronic instability and post-trauma rehabilitation.

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The World’s Leading Custom Knee Brace: Defiance by Donjoy

Defiance Knee BraceThe custom Defiance is DonJoy’s flagship knee brace. With clinically-proven technology including the 4-Points-of-Leverage System™ plus innovative, high-tech materials and design, this lightweight brace provides durable support for moderate-to-severe ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL instabilities. Plus, the low-profile design fits comfortably underneath clothing and sports uniforms, including hockey and football.

As the strongest of DonJoy’s functional braces, the custom, carbon composite Defiance is recommended for high-collision sports, while its featherweight materials and custom fit also make it the brace of choice for activities of daily living. Available with the LoPro FourcePoint Hinge, the only hinge clinically-proven to protect the ACL.

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Defiance technology is on the field, on the court, on the slopes and in the water protecting knees and providing confidence to those who wear it. First introduced in 1992, DonJoy has produced more than a million braces; in college football alone, 22 of the Associated Press Top 25 teams use the Defiance knee brace.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Backed by DonJoy’s Knee Guarantee Program™
  • Custom-made craftsmanship
  • Lifetime warranty on frame and hinges
  • Clinically-proven 4-Points-of-Leverage System™
  • Custom fabricated
  • Swooping Thigh Cuff for inner thigh clearance and bilateral brace use
  • Strong, lightweight carbon composite frame
  • ACL, PCL, or Combined Instability (CI) strap configurations
  • 24-hour turnaround time

Options

  • Patented, clinically  proven FourcePoint™ hinge technology (stop kit not included)
  • Over 40 custom frame colors and graphics
  • Defiance Extra includes reinforced carbon composite frame
  • Metal Caps – PowerCaps, metal strap tab caps (recommended for contact sports)
  • High strength stainless steel gears (recommended for contact sports)
  • Standard Low Profile Hinge
  • DropLock Hinge

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