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Knees: Could a Better Knee Brace Prevent Replacement Surgery?

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 3:59pm
Mass Device
DJO Global's OA Nano knee brace

DJO Global is hoping its OA Nano knee brace can help patients get a leg up on knee replacement surgery.

Calling it a "game-changer," DJO sales & marking director Brian Moore told MassDevice that at 14.2 ounces, the OA nano is the lightest knee brace of its kind in the world. And the Vista, Calif.-based medical device company is hoping more knee pain or osteoarthritis sufferers can use the brace to forgo total knee replacement surgery, possibly for years.

"Osteoarthritis is probably more relevant today than getting a sunburn," Moore told us. "1 in every 2 people has some form of osteoarthritis. If you get in a room, there's definitely someone in there with knee pain."

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