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[March 20, 2014]

Clinical Results on the Use of Bacterin's OsteoSponge® for Foot and Ankle Arthrodeses Procedures Published in Orthopedics Today

BELGRADE, Mont. --(Business Wire)--

Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BONE), a leader in the development of revolutionary bone graft materials and bioactive coatings for medical applications, announces that results utilizing OsteoSponge® bone graft for foot and ankle arthrodeses procedures has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Orthopedics. This is the second publication for Bacterin that highlights clinical outcomes of OsteoSponge® for foot and ankle fusion procedures.

The article reports a prospective analysis of 25 patients who underwent foot and ankle arthrodesis involving 45 total joints. Results indicated that 96% of patients showed radiographic fusion at 6 and 12 months (24/25 patients) postoperative assessment, with a 97.4% overall fusion rate (44 out of 45 joints fused). Pain was assessed pre and postoperatively via visual analog scale (VAS), with statistically significant improvements at 6 and 12 months relative to preoperative pain scores. Functional outcomes were significantly improved at 6 and 12 months compared with preoperative assessment according to American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) scores.

"Bacterin has made a commitment to patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare facilities alike to provide best-in-class products supported by proven clinical outcomes," said Dr. Gregory Juda, Chief Scientific Officer for Bacterin. "We have spent a considerable amount of effort and resources supporting the clinical efficacy of our products through peer-reviewed publications in recent years and the results of this study further serve as testament to our role as a leader in the orthobiologic sector."

The full article may be accessed using the link below or located in the March 2014 issue of Orthopedics. http://www.healio.com/~/media/Journals/ORTHO/2014/3_March/10_3928_01477447_20140225_54/10_3928_01477447_20140225_54.pdf


About Bacterin International Holdings

Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BONE) develops, manufactures and markets biologics products to domestic and international markets. These products are used in a variety of applications including enhancing fusion in spine surgery, relief of back pain, promotion of bone growth in foot and ankle surgery, promotion of cranial healing following neurosurgery and subchondral repair in knee and other joint surgeries.

Bacterin's Medical Device division develops, employs, and licenses coatings for various medical device applications. For further information, please visit www.bacterin.com.

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