CONMED Corporation Launches New Products at Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting

UTICA, NY–(MARKET WIRE)–Feb 25, 2009 — CONMED Corporation (NasdaqGS:CNMD – News) today announced that its CONMED Linvatec business unit will launch six new medical devices in its Sports Medicine and Capital product lines at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in Las Vegas, NV on February 25 – 28, 2009.

“These new products demonstrate CONMED’s commitment to innovation, and to providing surgeons with first-in-class solutions,” said Joseph Corasanti, President and CEO of CONMED Corporation. “The set of products unveiled at AAOS is further evidence of why we believe our investment in R&D has CONMED well-positioned to continue its long-term growth and profitability.”

The products being launched at AAOS are:

Sports Medicine – Arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy System – CONMED Linvatec now offers a complete system for labral repair in hip arthroscopy.

Paladin(TM) Suture Anchor – The Paladin(TM) suture anchor is the latest addition to CONMED Linvatec’s rotator cuff repair-related product portfolio.

Zen(TM) Wireless Footswitch and Adaptor – The Zen(TM) Wireless Footswitch and Adaptor eliminates the need for wires from the footswitch to the power console units and incorporates the power of Zigbee® communications technology to provide three pedal control of CONMED Linvatec’s power control consoles and hand pieces.

ReAct(TM) Arthroscopic Shaver Blades – Unlike conventional shaver blades that only cut by rotation, CONMED Linvatec’s new ReAct(TM) Arthroscopic Shaver Blades have the ability to reciprocate while rotating.

Powered Surgical Instruments

Mpower® 2 Battery Power System – Mpower® 2 is the latest in CONMED Linvatec’s next generation battery power systems for large and small bone orthopedic and spine surgical applications.

Endoscopy/Imaging Products

VP1600 Digital Documentation System – The VP1600 Digital Documentation System expands on CONMED Linvatec’s technology leadership within true High Definition products, and is a cost effective solution for surgeons versus traditional pc-based image capture systems. The 1080p digital still capture unit enables users to save and print the highest quality images.

Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Spine Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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