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Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The road to the Big Game this year has been paved with injuries, but DonJoy's bracing technology has been instrumental in keeping such key players as Baltimore Ravens star linebacker
Ray Lewis and the
San Francisco 49ers'
Justin Smith in the game. DonJoy's industry-leading braces have been used by a star-studded cast of athletes throughout the NFL season and playoffs including:
NFL Defensive Player of the Year, The Houston Texan's - J.J. Wyatt (elbow)
Miami Dolphins Linebacker – Karlos Dansby (elbow)
Washington Redskins Quarterback – Robert Griffin III (knee)
23 out 25 NCAA Football Teams
DonJoy's roots in football go deep! The company was co-founded by Philadelphia Eagles offensive line captain
Mark Nordquist in 1978.
Given the focus on bracing that occurred throughout the season, DonJoy is providing the information below about its technology along with subject matter experts who can provide additional details and insights.
DonJoy Custom Edition Elbow
Premium, custom made, carbon fiber frame and bi-lateral uprights provide strongest protection for ligament instabilities and hyperextension control
Hinge flexion/extension stops address individual range-of-motion control and restrictions as needed for full protection during play
Custom made & low profile for ultimate fit and function
DonJoy Knee Bracing
Custom version made of carbon fiber/off-the-shelf made of aircraft aluminum
Frame and strap design provides a posterior force on the tibia preventing anterior translation, significantly decreasing the amount of strain placed on the ACL, minimizing the chance of injury or re-injury
FourcePoint technology compliments the brace design. FourcePoint provides passive resistance as the knee goes from flexion to extension. As the knee gets closer to full extension, the probability of injury to the ACL increases substantially. FourcePoint technology minimizes the time the knee spends in the "at risk" position (joint angles < 30⁰)
Brian Moore, Director of ATC/PT Business, Team Sports