DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. ANATOMIC LOCKED PLATING SYSTEMS (A.L.P.S.)

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LAS VEGAS, NV – February 25, 2009 – DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. (DePuy), a global leader in devices for joint replacement and trauma, today announced the launch of the Anatomic Locked Plating Systems (A.L.P.S.) for Hand and Distal Fibula Fractures, here at the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

The A.L.P.S. Hand Fracture System and the A.L.P.S. Composite Locking Plate System offer anatomically-designed titanium plating technology utilizing low profile, high strength plates.

These plates provide the flexibility of in-situ contourability to mimic the patient’s natural anatomy and multiple screw and fixation options. The low profile design helps minimize discomfort and soft tissue irritation.

The A.L.P.S. Hand Fracture System is the company’s first plating system for complex fractures of metacarpal and phalangeal bones. The System’s uniquely contoured plates mimic the anatomy of the fingers and are available in five styles that can be used to treat a wide range of fractures using titanium alloy and cobalt chrome screws for strong and stable fixation.

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