DJO Global, Inc. is a leading global provider of high-quality, orthopedic devices, with a broad range of products used for rehabilitation, pain management and physical therapy. We also develop, manufacture and distribute a broad range of surgical reconstructive implant products. We are the largest non-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation device company in the United States and among the largest globally, as measured by revenues. Many of our products have leading market positions. We believe that our strong brand names, comprehensive range of products, focus on quality, innovation and customer service, extensive distribution network, and our strong relationships with orthopedic and physical therapy professionals have contributed to our leading market positions. We believe that we are one of only a few orthopedic device companies that offer healthcare professionals and patients a diverse range of orthopedic rehabilitation products addressing the complete spectrum of preventative, pre-operative, post-operative, clinical and home rehabilitation care. 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 to treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions resulting from degenerative diseases, deformities, traumatic events and sports-related injuries. In addition, many of our non-surgical medical devices and related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment. Some of our trademarks, service marks and brand names include: Encore, Cefar®, Empi®, Ormed®, Chattanooga, Compex®, Aircast®, DonJoy®, OfficeCare®, ProCare®, SpinaLogic®, CMF, OL1000 and OL1000 SC.
Our current business activities are the result of a combination of two companies with broad orthopedic product offerings in the United States and foreign countries. One of those companies, ReAble Therapeutics, Inc. (“ReAble”), was a leading manufacturer and distributor of electrotherapy products for pain therapy and rehabilitation, a broad range of clinical devices for the treatment of patients in physical therapy clinics, and a broad range of knee, hip and shoulder implant products. In 2006, ReAble was acquired by an affiliate of Blackstone Capital Partners V L.P . (“Blackstone”). The other company, DJO Opco Holdings, Inc. (“DJO Opco”), formerly named DJO Incorporated, was a leading manufacturer and distributor of orthopedic rehabilitation products, including rigid knee bracing, orthopedic soft goods, cold therapy systems, vascular systems and bone growth stimulation devices. On November 20, 2007, ReAble acquired DJO Opco through a merger transaction (the “DJO Merger”). ReAble then changed its name to DJO Incorporated (“DJO”) and continues to be owned primarily by affiliates of Blackstone. For a more detailed discussion of the merger transaction, please go there.