Smith & Nephew DYONICS™ PLAN brings first-of-its-kind, individualized surgical planning to hip arthroscopy

Smith & Nephew DYONICS™ PLAN brings first-of-its-kind, individualized surgical
                         planning to hip arthroscopy

PR Newswire

LONDON, March 12, 2014

LONDON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN;LSE:SN), the
global medical technology business, will launch its DYONICS PLAN Hip
Impingement Planning System at this week's American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans. Unlike standard imaging tools,
DYONICS PLAN is a revolutionary 3D software system that allows surgeons to
visualize, assess and generate a comprehensive surgical report for each
patient's unique Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) surgery before that
patient ever enters the operating room.

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"Performing impingement surgery in the hip without the report is like putting
in a total knee without cutting guides," says Dr. Bryan Kelly of New York, NY.
"DYONICS PLAN takes the guesswork out of every case."

DYONICS PLAN provides a standardized and repeatable way of assessing hip
impingement treatment options based on data from low-dose[i] CT scans. The
software, which is easily installed on a surgeon's computer, also allows for
interactive adjustments based on a surgeon's clinical experience.

Using the DYONICS PLAN 3D model of the patient's joint, a surgeon can perform
variety of dynamic range-of-motion (ROM) simulations to identify the degree
and location of hip impingement. The ROM feature can also be used to
individualize a surgical plan based on a patient's lifestyle or
sports-specific motion, or to assess impact of different surgical strategies
on patient outcomes. Once finalized, the system generates a comprehensive
surgical plan than can be exported into either HTML or PDF format.

"DYONICS PLAN offers surgeons the ability to understand and address a
patient's hip impingement on a level that goes beyond anything possible with
standard imaging tools," explains Brad Cannon, President, Endoscopy, Trauma
and Extremities for Smith & Nephew. "Because it tells a more complete story
about each patient's impingement and how best to surgically treat it, it also
provides an exceptionally visual tool for patient communication."

DYONICS PLAN was designed in conjunction with four of the leading surgeons in
hip arthroscopy: Dr. Asheesh Bedi of Ann Arbor, MI; Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd of
Nashville, TN; Dr. Bryan Kelly and Dr. Christopher Larson of Edina, MN.

Surgeons can see a demonstration of DYONICS PLAN at the Smith & Nephew booth
at this year's AAOS meeting (#5229 in Hall G) or by visiting DYONICSPLAN.com.

Editor's Note:

FAI is a condition where the bones of the hip are abnormally shaped. Because
they do not fit together perfectly, the hip bones rub against each other and
cause damage to the joint, including cartilage damage and bone spurs.[ii]

About Smith & Nephew

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healthcare professionals improve people's lives. With leadership positions in
Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and
Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 11,000 employees and a
presence in more than 90 countries. Annual sales in 2013 were more than $4.3
billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN).

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[i] Low-dose scan protocol reduces radiation by approximately 50-percent
compared to standard CT protocol. CT Protocol Report, HIPS. Document number
15001984, 2013. Data on file at Smith & Nephew

[ii] American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website
(http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00571)

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