ORTHOsoft Announces Departure of Co-CEO



    MONTREAL, Jan. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - ORTHOsoft Inc. (TSX-V: OSH) announces
that Mr. John Feilders, Board Director and Co-CEO is leaving the company to
pursue other business opportunities as of January 30th. During his two years
at the company, Mr. Feilders was instrumental in the building and implementing
of the company's strategic plan, and recently helped complete a private
placement of $ 7 million to accelerate growth.
    "The ORTHOsoft team and Board are grateful for John's contribution in
consolidating our position as the worldwide market leader in computer-assisted
orthopaedic surgery. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavours." said
Dr. Louis-Philippe Amiot, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ORTHOsoft.
    Operations will be assumed by Mr. Yvan Beaudoin, BSc MBA, as interim-COO
of ORTHOsoft. "Yvan's tenure as VP Sales and Marketing for the past four years
has proved his ability to effectively leverage the commercial potential of
ORTHOsoft's product portfolio," said Dr. Amiot. "Yvan has 20 years experience
in operations as well as building sales forces in Canada, the US and Europe.
Starting today, he will be responsible to implement our overall growth
strategy."

    About ORTHOsoft's Universal Knee Navigation System

    The Universal Knee Navigation System is a simple and easy-to-use
application. It is designed to give the surgeon flexibility to select key
features that optimize positioning accuracy and time efficiency in a total
knee replacement procedure. The system enables greater precision in
determining the mechanical and rotational axis of a patient's leg during
surgery, resulting in a more exact placement of the implant. Clinical studies
show that optimal joint positioning can reduce post-operative pain and
complications and improve the patient's quality of life.

    About ORTHOsoft

    ORTHOsoft Inc., a Montreal-based company founded in 1995, develops and
markets best-inclass medical software, instruments and computerized systems.
These systems are specifically designed to assist orthopaedic specialists to
increase accuracy in hip, knee and spine implant surgeries. FDA-cleared,
ORTHOsoft's 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 additional information about ORTHOsoft: www.orthosoft.ca.

    Certain statements contained in this news release, other than statements
of fact that are independently verifiable at the date hereof, may constitute
forward-looking statements. Such statements, inherently involve numerous risks
and uncertainties, known and unknown, many of which are beyond the control of
ORTHOsoft Inc. Such risks include, but are not limited to: the impact of
general economic conditions, general conditions in the medical industry, and
changes to the competitive environment in the jurisdictions in which ORTHOsoft
does business, regulatory changes to the health care industry, and adequate
protection of the proprietary interests of the Company. Consequently, actual
future results may differ materially from the anticipated results expressed in
the forward-looking statements. The reader should not place undue reliance on
the forward-looking statements included in this press release. These
statements speak only as of the date made, and ORTHOsoft is under no
obligation and disavows any intention to update or revise such statements as a
result of any event, circumstances, or otherwise.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.
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For further information:

For further information: Dominic Sicotte, (866) 633-9551, (514)
842-9551, dsicotte@echoesfinancial.com

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