The ProCare® product line represents the advanced technology and high standards of DJO®. This comprehensive line of Upper and Lower Extremity and Patient Care Products serves individuals of all ages, abilities, and fittness levels. The ProCare brand is recognized and well-respected among health care professionals and patients worldwide.
In 1978, Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line captain Mark Nordquist and lawyer Ken Reed founded a small company in a Carlsbad, California garage. They named the new company DonJoy® after their wives, Donna and Joy.
The first products of DonJoy® were simple support sleeves constructed of neoprene pieces stitched together and pulled over the knee, ankle, and elbow joints. In 1980, the product line added an off-the-shelf rigid knee support device called the 4-point knee brace – and the timing couldn’t have been better. The modern era of sports medicine was in its infancy, and products like DonJoy’s were suddenly in high demand. Throughout the next two decades, the small business grew rapidly now providing from Depuy®* soft goods to Aircast® bracing and support devices.