'Live' Web Cast Opportunity to See Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery



    
    Perfect Alignment Rate Up to 98 Percent With Computer-Assisted Surgery

    State-of-the-Art ORTHOsoft Navitrack(R) Navigation System Used in Surgical
    Procedure
    

    MONTREAL, April 13 /CNW/ -- On Wednesday, April 18 at 4:00 PM EDT (20:00
UTC/GMT) web viewers will have a unique opportunity to witness a "live" total
knee replacement surgical procedure that employs a state-of-the-art
Computer-Assisted Surgery (CAS) system from ORTHOsoft, Inc. (TSX-V: OSH).
ORTHOsoft is an international company that develops and markets software
applications, instruments and computerized medical systems that improve the
accuracy of knee, hip and spine procedures.
    The "live" Web cast will originate from Tampa General Hospital (Tampa,
Florida). Kenneth Gustke, M.D., founding member of the American Association of
Hip and Knee Surgeons, will perform the total knee replacement surgery. The
procedure will be narrated by Steven Lyons, M.D., surgeon at the Florida
Orthopaedic Institute.
    CAS, such as with ORTHOsoft Navitrack(R) Navigation Systems, provides
surgeons immediate instrument alignment and implant placement feedback. With
CAS, hip, knee, and ankle replacement adjustments surgeons can have a perfect
alignment rate up to 98 percent.
    The prime benefit for patients when surgeons use CAS is shorter post-
surgery recovery time.
    To see the "live" procedure on the Internet visit
http://www.gettingbackontrack.com and click on the Web cast link on the right
side of the home page.
    
    To see Web Cast you will need to have RealPlayer(TM)
    
    For more information about ORTHOsoft's Navitrack(R) Navigation System
visit: http://www.orthosoft.ca .

    
    About ORTHOsoft
    
    Founded in 1995, ORTHOsoft Inc. (TSX-V: OSH) develops and markets
best-in- class medical software, instruments and computerized systems designed
to help orthopaedic surgeons increase accuracy in hip, knee and spine implant
surgery. ORTHOsoft's FDA approved patented software solutions are developed by
surgeons for surgeons, resulting in intuitive and easy-to-use navigation that
tracks surgical flow and provides surgeons with real-time data, thus helping
to improve the surgical process and patient outcomes.





For further information:

For further information: Mr. Yvan Beaudoin, COO, ORTHOsoft Inc., 
+1-514-861-4074 (ext 215), Cell, +1-514-867-4074, yvan.beaudoin@orthosoft.ca 
; or Mr. Dominic Sicotte for ORTHOsoft Inc., +1-514-842-9551, +1-866-633-9551,
 dsicotte@echoesfinancial.com Web Site: http://www.gettingbackontrack.com    
             http://www.orthosoft.ca

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