SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DJO Incorporated, a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced the sale of the rehabilitation equipment and supply catalog business of its Empi business unit, Empi Therapy Solutions (ETS) (formerly known as Rehab Medical Equipment, or RME), to Patterson Medical, a division of Patterson Companies, Inc. ETS generated annual sales of approximately $32 million in 2008. The financial terms of the transaction, which was completed on June 12, 2009, were not disclosed.
A substantial portion of the ETS business consists of the resale of non-DJO branded rehabilitation equipment and supplies.
“Empi’s market-leading franchises in electrotherapy, home traction, and iontophoresis (transdermal drug delivery), remain core components of DJO’s business going forward and we will continue to serve our customers with these important Empi products,” said Les Cross, president and chief executive officer of DJO. “Through our comprehensive product portfolio, including the Aircast®, DonJoy®, ProCare®, CMF™, Empi®, Saunders®, Chattanooga, DJO Surgical, Cefar®-Compex® and Ormed® brands, DJO provides one of the broadest lines of rehabilitation solutions in the world. With the sale of the non-core ETS business, Empi can now devote its full resources on its higher-margin, industry-leading brands and products. This transaction accomplishes DJO’s objectives of focusing on its branded, manufactured products, and also provides an opportunity for ETS customers to access an expanded range of products through Patterson Medical, a leading distributor of rehabilitation products.”