DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced the launch of its AirSelect suite of high-performance walking boots. Showcased under DJO Global's Aircast brand, the market leader in walking boots for more than three decades, AirSelect incorporates patented technological advancements that speed the healing of stable fractures of the lower leg, foot and ankle and severe ankle sprains, reduce edema and enhance patient comfort. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120709/NY36105LOGO ) AirSelect Elite is the only boot on the market with a selector dial and integrated inflation system, which allows patients to select each aircell independently for a truly customized fit. This specific inflation system provides the ultimate combination for overall better outcomes allowing for intuitive application and adjustment.
Aircast has long been recognized as the industry pioneer in pneumatic compression boots and AirSelect Elite's state-of-the-art Duplex technology layers multiple aircells into the shell to provide the pulsating compression that has shown in clinical trials to reduce edema as much as three times faster than with traditional devices, relieve pain and speed healing.
To mitigate the chances for impact-related stresses and heel loading, AirSelect Elite incorporates the innovative SoftStrike technology that puts a matrix of shock-absorbing material in direct contact with the heel for structured cushioning, and provides an optimized rocker sole to encourage a natural gait.
Finally, the AirSelect Elite's shell design incorporates structurally engineered vents to maximize airflow and minimize mass, making it the lightest full-shell boot on the market.
"The AirSelect walking boot provides a custom fit like a cast with the comfort and cushion of air. The design is novel with an easy to use dial and a patented cushioned heel for shock absorption. The low profile, gentle rockersole makes it easy to walk. My patients will love it," said Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MPH, and Professor and Associate Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle Division at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
"After wearing the AirSelect boot for a stress fracture, I found the form and fit outstanding. There is a great deal of force dissipation from heel impact to toe off. The rocker bottom design is superior," said Dr. Thomas H. Lee, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center in Westerville, OH. "There is a great deal of ease in applying it on and off due to the design of the air bladder and the release value." AirSelect Elite is one of three products in the suite of new AirSelect walking boots, which also include AirSelect Standard and AirSelect Short.
"Our lightest Aircast walking boots ever, AirSelect brings clinically tested innovations that improve comfort, compliance and outcomes. It is the ultimate combination; offering superior comfort and faster healing. No other walking boots offer more," said Steve Ingel, President of DJO Global's Bracing & Supports business unit.
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About DJO Global
DJO Global 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, CMFT, Compex@, DonJoy@, Empi@, ProCare@, DJO@ Surgical, Dr. Comfort@, Bell-Horn@ and ExosT, For additional information on the Company, please visit www.DJOglobal.com.