DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. INTRODUCES NEW METAL HEAD FOR HIP, SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES WEAR AND POTENTIAL FOR ION RELEASE

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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 aSphere™ M-Spec Femoral Head, a new metal hip bearing option that potentially reduces cumulative wear by 80 percent and associated ion release by 77 percent compared with conventional metal-on-metal technology.1 The announcement was made here at the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

This exclusive advancement in metal bearing technology is the result of DePuy’s continued investment in state-of-the-art bearing design and manufacturing. Precision contoured aSphere heads approximate the shaping that occurs during the in vivo run-in wear phase. This advanced design incorporates a wear-resistance zone, so patients may experience a substantial decrease in metal wear debris and ion release when compared to conventional metal-on-metal designs.2

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