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Smith & Nephew's New DYONICS™ PLATINUM Series Shaver Blades Establish New Standard for Leading-edge Resection Performance
Date:9/8/2011

ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) (LSE: SN) today announced the launch of its innovative, single-use DYONICS PLATINUM Series Shaver Blades which deliver superior arthroscopic resection, debris evacuation and sharpness.

The removal of tissue, cartilage and bone is a fundamental component of any arthroscopic repair procedure. The more precise and efficient surgeons are with their technique, the better chance they have of preserving the maximum amount of healthy tissue -- critical to joint stability and to delivering a successful surgical outcome.

The first in a family of eighteen blades to incorporate our new PLATINUM technology are the DYONICS INCISOR™ Plus PLATINUM 4.5 mm Blade and the DYONICS BONECUTTER™ PLATINUM 5.5 mm Blade. Each is designed to deliver best-in-class performance for specific arthroscopy procedures.

  • The DYONICS INCISOR™ Plus PLATINUM 4.5 mm Blade is designed to address knee procedures including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and complex meniscectomies - of which 2.5 million are performed annually. The INCISOR Plus PLATINUM Blade incorporates a precision sharpened, tooth-to-tooth design, allowing it to grab frayed scar tissue or cut thick targeted tendon tissue more efficiently than other competitive blades.
  • The DYONICS BONECUTTER™ PLATINUM 5.5 mm Blade is a multifunctional device designed to be used for subacromial decompression procedures in the shoulder and ACL reconstruction in the knee due to its ultra-aggressive resection of thick tissue and hard bone.

"The INCISOR Plus PLATINUM Blade provides the user with the ability to perform aggressive but controlled, precision soft tissue resection. These blades are a joy to use and take soft tissue resection to a new level." said Charles Brown Jr., MD,
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