Orthofix Sports Medicine Launches Three New Products in March

March 11, 2011

LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Orthofix International (NASDAQ: OFIX) (the Company) announced today that Breg, its Sports Medicine Division, has introduced three new products, including the first post-op shoulder brace to off-load pressure from the neck, a rigid ligament knee brace made from lightweight aerospace-grade aluminum, and one of the industry's only walker boots for pediatric patients.

"The innovation in these three products exemplifies one aspect of 360° Customer Care: our promise to take care of customers and patients from every angle," said Brad Lee, President of the Global Sports Medicine Business Unit. "From high-quality products and unmatched service, to tailored solutions and responsiveness to urgent needs, we are a valued resource our customers can count on."

The SlingShot® 3 Shoulder Brace has two patent-pending features including a unique shoulder harness that off-loads pressure from the neck and disperses it along the opposing shoulder and scapula. Also patent-pending is the 2-in-1 abduction pillow which provides multiple options for clinicians to support the shoulder joint after surgery. For improved patient comfort, the SlingShot 3 brace is composed of Breg's Airmesh® breathable fabric which promotes air flow and moisture wicking.

The new LPR™ Ligament Knee Brace provides rigid, lightweight protection for post-op patients returning to normal activities, and non-operative patients who require additional ligament support. The LPR brace's patent-pending triangle "truss" frame is made of aerospace aluminum which adds strength while keeping the brace lightweight. The brace is equipped with AirTech®, a series of vents and grooved channels in the frame pads that increase airflow, "grip" the skin, and improve brace suspension for better performance.

Breg's Mini Walker Boot provides protection for stable fractures and ankle sprains in young patients, aged from 1 to 9 ½ years. As a comfortable alternative to casting, the Mini Walker boot is lightweight and durable, with a washable foam liner.

For more information about SlingShot 3, LPR, Mini Walker or other Breg products, visit www.breg.com.

About Orthofix

Orthofix International, N.V. is a global medical device company offering a broad line of minimally invasive surgical and non-surgical products for the spine, orthopedic, and sports medicine market sectors, that address the lifelong bone-and-joint health needs of patients of all ages - helping them achieve a more active and mobile lifestyle. Orthofix's products are widely distributed around the world to orthopedic surgeons and patients via Orthofix's sales representatives and its subsidiaries, and via collaborations with other leading orthopedic product companies. In addition, Orthofix is collaborating and investing in R&D activities with leading medical institutions such as the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the National Osteoporosis Institute. For more information about Orthofix, please visit www.orthofix.com. SlingShot, AirMesh, LPR and AirTech are trademarks or registered trademarks of Breg, Inc.

Orthofix International N.V.
Brian McCollum, 214-937-2927
Chief Financial Officer

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