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Smith & Nephew Launches Two Plating Systems For Foot And Ankle Surgeons At AOFAS Annual Meeting In San Diego

LONDON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot and ankle surgeons attending this week's American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) annual meeting in San Diego will get their first look at two new plating systems from Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN), the global medical technology business. The much-anticipated systems are the VLP FOOT Percutaneous Calcaneus Plating System, which is specifically designed for using a percutaneous approach to treat calcaneus fractures, and the PERI-LOC Ankle Fusion Plating System, the only ankle fusion plating system with options for the posterior approach. Each system is part of the company's ALL28 Foot and Ankle Portfolio – an integrated group of products designed to meet the internal and external fixation needs of foot and ankle surgeons.

"Foot and ankle surgery is a unique and specialized discipline and it requires products that are equally specialized," says Mark Waugh, Vice President for Smith & Nephew's Global Extremities & Limb Restoration Strategic Business Unit. "Through the ALL28 Portfolio, we are able to provide foot and ankle surgeons a complete line of solutions for treating fractures, deformities, arthritis and soft tissue injuries."

Both systems are available to surgeons in North America, Europe and Australia.

VLP FOOT Percutaneous Calcaneus Plating System

A growing number of foot and ankle surgeons have been turning to the percutaneous approach as an effective way to reduce post-operative soft tissue problems when treating calcaneus fractures. However, many of these same surgeons have worked with plates and instruments not specifically designed for this mini-incision approach. Featuring plates with a streamlined profile and tapered edges, The VLP FOOT Percutaneous Calcaneus Plating System provides surgeons with dedicated instruments that assist with plate insertion and fracture reduction. The VLP FOOT Percutaneous Calcaneus System is also the only plating system to offer variable-angle locking technology and feature four different screw options to address differences in bone quality.

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