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Posted on Nov 01, 2018

November 01, 2018

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DJO, a leading provider of medical technologies designed to get and keep people moving, introduced the EMPOWR Porous™ Knee System and EMPOWR™ Complex Primary Knee System at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) today (Booth # 510). These new additions to the EMPOWR™ Knee Platform expand one of the industry’s most modern total knee replacement systems, which now offers primary, cementless primary, complex primary, and tibial revision solutions for surgeons and patients.

EMPOWR Porous Knee System is based on two decades of clinical experience and highly porous materials designed to enhance early implant fixation, while creating an ideal environment for both immediate and long-term biologic fixation.1 DJO’s industry leading surface coating technologies, including DJO’s proprietary, highly porous coating, P2™ aids in bone apposition for superior in-growth performance.1 EMPOWR Porous’ bladed keel has a bone sparing geometry optimized for cementless application.2 The bladed keel of the asymmetric baseplate was developed to provide robust fixation, while the cruciform pegs provide initial component fixation and durable rotational stability.2

EMPOWR Complex Primary Knee System, with the EMPOWR Universal Tibial Baseplate and EMPOWR Varus Valgus Constraint (VVC) Tibial Insert expand the utility of the EMPOWR Knee Platform and provide a wider range of solutions for complex primary and revision knee arthroplasty. These new implant technologies are designed to provide an efficient and seamless transition from standard primary to revision knee procedures, with a minimal number of additional instruments and trays. The EMPOWR Universal Tibial baseplate maintains the EMPOWR System’s characteristic asymmetric footprint which maximizes cortical coverage and prevents component overhang to ensure long-term fixation without tissue irritation4. This baseplate also provides the ability to stem and augment when more supplementary fixation is required. The VVC insert is offered in e+™ polyethene, formulated to reduce long-term wear3, while the insert is designed to provide the necessary support and stability in knees with supportive soft tissue deficiencies.

“DJO has a proven record of bringing high quality products to market with incredible cadence – faster than any other implant company today,” said Dr. Eugene S. Krauss, orthopedic surgeon with Northwell Health. “In 2018 alone, the EMPOWR Porous Knee and EMPOWR Complex Primary Knee launches have significantly expanded our ability to treat a wide variety of patients in our practices.”

“The efficiency of DJO’s instrument trays and the streamlined instrumentation enables my surgical team and I to perform up to 12 knee replacements in a single day, making the system well-suited for both hospital and ambulatory surgery center environments,” said Dr. Krauss.

Over the past decade, the science of highly porous metals, including DJO’s P2, has significantly advanced, helping to improve implant longevity and ultimately patient outcomes. These scientific advancements coupled with a younger, healthier patient population, have resulted in a resurgence of cementless knee arthroplasty. Therefore, the contemporary design of the EMPOWR Porous Knee, is certain to have a meaningful impact on the market.

“DJO Surgical’s strong growth over the past few years is a reflection of our commitment to developing products and solutions that help improve clinical outcomes and enhance patient experience,” said Jeffery A. McCaulley, Global President of DJO Surgical®. “Our continued expansion of the EMPOWR Platform reflects the overwhelmingly positive reaction we’ve received from surgeons and patients since the first EMPOWR Knee System was launched here at AAHKS in 2015.”

The complete line of products in the EMPOWR Platform include:

  • EMPOWR 3D Knee® System
  • EMPOWR PS Knee® System
  • EMPOWR CR Knee® System
  • EMPOWR Porous™ Knee System
  • EMPOWR™ Complex Primary Knee System

For more information about the EMPOWR Porous Knee System, the EMPOWR Complex Primary Knee System or the entire EMPOWR Knee Platform, visit or at AAHKS Booth # 510.

Dr. Eugene S. Krauss is a paid consultant for DJO® Global.


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e+ Surgeon Testing Summary 0011110-004


Dai, Yifei, Giles R. Scuderi, Jeffrey E. Bischoff, Kim Bertin, Samih Tarabichi, and Ashok Rajgopal. “Anatomic tibial component design can increase tibial coverage and rotational alignment accuracy: a comparison of six contemporary designs.” Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 22, no. 12 (2014): 2911-2923.

About DJO®

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, 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®, ProCare®, DJO Surgical®, Dr. Comfort® and Exos®. For additional information on the Company, please visit


Ashley Brown
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