SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

OR-Live, Inc.

September 02, 2009 11:00 ET

REMINDER: Live Surgical Webcast: LEGION Total Knee System

Watch a Knee Replacement Surgery on August 27, 2009 at 6:00 PM CDT From the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - September 2, 2009) - On August 27th, 2009 at 6:00 pm CDT, Dr. Ryan Nunley, orthopedic surgeon, will perform a live webcast demonstrating his approach to address efficiency in the OR by utilizing LEGION POROUS CR Femorals in conjunction with VISIONAIRE Patient Matched Instrumentation. Combining the two technologies will reduce OR time by minimizing cement preparation and eliminating up to 23 surgical steps from the total knee arthroplasty procedure thereby making efficiency more accessible.

VISIONAIRE Patient Matched Instrumentation will provide personalized joint care for the patient by utilizing knee MRIs to create cutting blocks that match the outer shape of the individuals distal femur and proximal tibia, while LEGION POROUS CR Femorals allow the minimization of cement in the procedure. The combined efficiency of these two elements adds to the comprehensive and seamless nature of the LEGION Total Knee System which empowers surgeons to address diverse surgical challenges and provide personalized joint care.

Dr. Michael Swank, orthopedic surgeon, will moderate the webcast and will host a live question and answer session with the internet audience. The live surgery will be performed at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Smith and Nephew, a company that has taken a leading role in educating surgeons, is making the broadcast available for free via www.orlive.com.

About ORLive

ORLive is the world's leading surgical broadcasting company. Working collaboratively with hospitals and device manufacturers, ORLive produces customized, interactive, video programs that demonstrate the latest surgical techniques and product innovations. The ORLive broadcasting network provides an intimate look at over 650 live and on-demand surgeries to a global audience, streaming over 40,000 hours of programming each month. The ORLive network can be found on-line at www.OR-Live.com.

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