Smith & Nephew hosts thought-leading surgeons, showcases new technology at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual

  Smith & Nephew hosts thought-leading surgeons, showcases new technology at
           American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting

PR Newswire

LONDON, March 18, 2013

LONDON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN NYSE: SNN), the
global medical technology business, is set to showcase its advanced portfolio
of medical devices at this year's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
(AAOS) meeting in Chicago, March 19-23.

New products highlighted at the show include the recently launched REDAPT™ Hip
Revision System, the JOURNEY™ II BCS Knee, which incorporates VERILAST™
Technology in a knee replacement system that restores the anatomical shapes
and more normal motion of the human knee, and a new Modular Rail System for
deformity correction and limb restoration that was designed in collaboration
with Dror Paley, MD.

Further illustrating the company's increased, strategic investment in
fast-growing areas of the orthopaedic market is the ALL28™ foot and ankle
portfolio, and a suite of industry-leading sports medicine technologies,
including the FAST-FIX™ 360 Meniscal Repair System, the DYONICS™ Platinum
Series Blades, and HEALICOIL™ PK, BIORAPTOR™ and OSTEORAPTOR™ Suture Anchors
for joint repair.

Also highlighted will be the company's Advanced Wound Management (AWM)
surgical incision management portfolio, led by the single-use, pocket-sized
PICO™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system, one of a number of AWM products
that can help reduce orthopaedic surgical site complications, such as
dehiscence or edema.

Additionally, a group of thought-leading orthopaedic surgeons, including Marc
Philippon, MD, and Dror Paley, MD, will share their latest clinical results
and innovative techniques as part of the Daily Workshop Series in Smith &
Nephew's booth (booth #1218).

For the full schedule of speakers and featured technologies, visit Smith &
Nephew's dedicated AAOS meeting website www.PowerSmithNephew.com. While at the
show, follow the company on Twitter (@smithnephew) and Facebook
(facebook.com/smithandnephew) for regular updates.

About Smith & Nephew
Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping
improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic
Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma, Smith &
Nephew has almost 10,500 employees and a presence in more than 90 countries.
Annual sales in 2012 were more than $4.1 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member
of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN).

For more information about Smith & Nephew, please visit: www.smith-nephew.com

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