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Year in Review

A First Look at 2010 Results: DePuy

$5,585MM, +3% (US $3,145MM, +2%; ex-U.S. $2,440MM, +5%)
* Hips +3% (US -1%, ex-U.S. +8%)
* Knees +3% (US +3%, ex-U.S. +4%)
* Spine flat (US -4%, ex-U.S. +7%)

* Medical devices expected to feel continuing effect of economic slowdown in 2011
* Slower growth in procedure volumes continued in 4Q
* Excited about growth in emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia, India, China (e.g. with sutures, knees)
* U.S. hips impacted by lower volume on metal-on-metal bearings, intensified pressure on price net of mix
* Ex-U.S. hip growth, driven by acetabular and cementless systems, partially offset by ASR and softness in procedure volumes in Europe
* Knees impacted by slower growth in revisions, continued price pressure (price net of mix quarter over quarter did not change very much)
* U.S. spine affected by pricing pressure, softness in procedure volumes
* Products in the pipeline pending clearance include AOX Poly for Sigma and LCS, shoulder fracture platform, TLIF Cage, etc.
* In 2011, plans to submit for clearance products including Platelet Rich Plasma System, new poly hip bearings, bone-preserving hip stem, Next Generation DVR Wrist Plate, as well as ex-U.S. CAIS Cartilage Regeneration system
* 2012 planned submissions include CAIS Cartilage in U.S., as well as DeltaMotion hip, Next Generation hip and shoulder, hip resurfacing system, etc.