Chattanooga Division of DJO Receives FDA Market Clearance for Shortwave Diathermy for Pain Relief, Joint Contractures, and Chronic Inflammatory Condit

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DJO Incorporated, a global provider of medical devices that deliver solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health, and pain management, announced today that its Chattanooga business has received 510-K clearance from the U.S. FDA to market and sell the Intelect® SWD Shortwave Diathermy device in the United States. Plans are underway to bring the unit to market in Spring 2009.

“Bringing continuous innovation to the clinical rehabilitation market is the cornerstone of our brand,” says Ed Dunlay, vice president product development & clinical education for Chattanooga. “The Intelect SWD 100 has been designed with voice of the customer research, which we used to enhance an already proven therapeutic modality.”

Chattanooga’s new Intelect SWD innovations include a touch screen interface and onboard software that allows therapists to customize their patient’s therapy. Chattanooga’s Shortwave Diathermy unit is the only domestic shortwave product to operate via a touch screen interface. The unit is very simple to use. Therapists can begin treatment in as few as two touches to the home screen.

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