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Jim Morris founded ProCare in 1975. He saw a need in the market for a reasonably priced alternative to "casting" an injured foot or ankle, and developed the Sidekick walker boot (named after his car at the time - a Sidekick!). Morris began selling his items to orthopedic distributors and dealers, and his combination of high quality and economical prices established ProCare as an up-and-coming manufacturer.
ProCare, Donjoy and Smith&Nephew were all "neighbors" in Carlsbad, CA in the 1990's. In 1995, Smith&Nephew purchased ProCare. Smith&Nephew was already aligned with Donjoy, so the three entities teamed up. By the late 90's, Donjoy decided to breakoff from Smith&Nephew, and they took ProCare with them.
Today ProCare is thriving nicely under the DJO umbrella of companies, with its own extensive line of soft and ridged braces - known to be long-lasting and reasonably priced.