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[March 24, 2014]

Exactech Knee, Hip and Shoulder Innovations Presented at the 2014 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --(Business Wire)--

Exactech, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXAC), a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products for hip, knee, shoulder, spine and biologic materials, presented scientific posters and presentations regarding its latest advancements for shoulder and knee replacement surgery during the 2014 Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting in New Orleans.

Four posters presented Exactech's Optetrak Logic® knee systems as well as the ExactechGPS®, a novel computer-assisted guidance system for total knee arthroplasty:

  • Angibaud, L. et al. Accuracy of a Novel Computer-Assisted Guided System for Total Knee Arthroplasty. Trans. of the 60th Annual ORS Meeting, Poster #0968, 2014.
  • Angibaud, L. et al. Evaluation of the Alignment Discrepancies during Total Knee Arthroplasty Using an Image-free Computer-assisted Guidance System. Trans. of the 60th Annual ORS Meeting, Poster #1858, 2014.
  • Gao, B. et al. Rotational Constraint Comparison between Two TKA Prostheses - Evaluation Using Computer Simulation. Trans. of the 60th Annual ORS Meeting, Poster #0973, 2014.
  • Gardner, A. et al. Unicondylar Wear Test without Cruciate Ligament Resistance. Trans. of the 60th Annual ORS Meeting, Poster #1827, 2014.

One poster detailed the impingement performance of Exactech's Connexion GXL® acetabular liners:

  • Loftus, E. Impingement Performance of a Moderately Cross-Linked UHMWPE Liner. Trans. of the 60th Annual ORS Meeting, Poster #1783, 2014.

Additionally, six posters presented the biomechanical advantages of Exactech's Equinoxe® shoulder system, the fastest growing shoulder replacement system in the U.S.:

  • Roche, C. et al. Comparison of Bone Removed with Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Trans. of the 60th Annual ORS Meeting, Poster #1894, 2014.
  • Flurin, PH. et al. A Comparison and Correlation of Clinical Outcome Metrics in Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Trans. of the 60th Anual ORS Meeting, Poster #0992, 2014.
  • Jacobson, A. et al. Humeral Anatomy Study: A Comparison of Male and Female Shoulders with Similar Average Age and BMI. Trans. of the 60th Annual ORS Meeting, Poster #0997, 2014.
  • Roche, C. et al. Restoring Rotator Cuff Muscle Tension in Patients with Posterior Glenoid Wear using Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Trans. of the 60th Annual ORS Meeting, Poster # 0534, 2014.
  • Roche, C. et al. Reverse Shoulder Glenoid Baseplate Fixation: A Comparison of Flat-Back vs Curve-Back Designs and Oval vs Round Designs with 2 Different Offset Glenospheres. Trans. of the 60th Annual ORS Meeting, Poster #0956, 2014.
  • Greene, A. et al. Scapula Anatomy Study with Consideration to Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Biomechanics and Design. Trans. of the 60th Annual ORS Meeting, Poster #0999, 2014.


About Exactech

Based in Gainesville, Fla., Exactech develops and markets orthopaedic implant devices, related surgical instruments and biologic materials and services to hospitals and physicians. The company manufactures many of its orthopaedic devices at its Gainesville facility. Exactech's orthopaedic products are used in the restoration of bones and joints that have deteriorated as a result of injury or diseases such as arthritis. Exactech markets its products in the United States, in addition to more than 30 markets in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Additional information about Exactech, Inc. can be found at http://www.exac.com. Copies of Exactech's press releases, SEC (News - Alert) filings, current price quotes and other valuable information for investors may be found at http://www.exac.com and http://www.hawkassociates.com.

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This release contains various forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which represent the company's expectations or beliefs concerning future events of the company's financial performance. These forward-looking statements are further qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the effect of competitive pricing, the company's dependence on the ability of third party manufacturers to produce components on a basis which is cost-effective to the company, market acceptance of the company's products and the effects of government regulation. Results actually achieved may differ materially from expected results included in these statements.


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