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 News Release - March 15, 2017

Smith & Nephew previews NAVIO(TM) Robotics-assisted Total Knee Application at AAOS ahead of full market release in Q2 2017

LONDON, March 14, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN), the global medical technology business, today announces the upcoming full market release of its NAVIO hand-held robotics-assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA) system. Smith & Nephew will be hosting live hands-on demonstrations for surgeons at the 2017 Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting in San Diego, CA, March 15-17 (booth # 5133).

The NAVIO Surgical System total knee application is expected to enter full market release in the second quarter of 2017, 510(k) pending, with Smith & Nephew's JOURNEY II, LEGION and GENESIS II Total Knee Systems.

The NAVIO robotic-assisted total knee application is designed to deliver consistent and accurate results through the utilization of a surgeon controlled robotics-assisted hand piece, coupled with NAVIO specific cut guides. This unique combination yields an intuitive and efficient workflow for the entire surgical team. In addition, the versatile NAVIO planning software enables precise implant alignment and ligament balance, without the need for a pre-operative CT scan. Eliminating the dependency on pre-operative imaging allows the surgeon to seamlessly plan for either a unicompartmental or total knee procedure at the time of surgery.

"I have experience with several robotic systems and my experience with the NAVIO Surgical System has been phenomenal. Both NAVIO UKA and TKA applications allow me freedom as a surgeon, unlike other robotic options, because it is imageless. I can easily plan and correct for significant deformities and retained hardware with confidence. I love the direct interface with the system itself, putting me back in control.

Additionally, the cost of the system including the capital investment, lack of advanced imaging and its portability make it affordable for both hospitals and ASCs" says Jimmy Chow, M.D, Director of Orthopaedics: Hip & Joint, Phoenix St. Luke's Medical Center.

About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2016 were more than $4.6 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN).

For more information about Smith & Nephew, please visit our website www.smith-nephew.com, follow @SmithNephewplc on Twitter or visit SmithNephewplc on Facebook.com.

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