Symmetry Surgical Introduces Symmetry(R) Sharp Kerrison

WARSAW, Ind., March 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE:SMA), a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays, announced today that its subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, is launching the Symmetry® Sharp Kerrison at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo in Chicago, March 30 – April 2, 2014.

The Symmetry® Sharp Kerrison is a first-of-its-kind, patented surgical instrument designed with discerning surgeons and healthcare professionals in mind, providing a sharp tip every time. The single use Symmetry® Sharp Kerrison tips feature a thin footplate and boasts twelve possible configurations with three reusable handle sizes and four single use, 2" tip sizes, which enable healthcare professionals to customize their optimal Symmetry Sharp Kerrison for each case.

The Symmetry® Sharp Kerrison is the latest innovation in Symmetry Surgical's comprehensive Kerrison portfolio, which also features RapidClean®, convertible and take-apart designs.

"Symmetry Surgical is proud to offer one of the broadest portfolios of surgical instruments in the industry. The Symmetry® Sharp Kerrison is a premier addition to our already comprehensive Kerrisons portfolio." said Ajey Atre, President, Symmetry Surgical. "Our Kerrisons have been staples in the industry for more than two decades. By adding to the portfolio's rich history with today's operating room needs of convenience and high-quality performance, Symmetry Surgical is giving healthcare professionals around the world a wide breadth of options – enabling them to choose the best surgical instruments for each case – from a single partner."

Symmetry Surgical will provide hands-on demonstrations of the Symmetry® Sharp Kerrison at AORN 2014 in Booth 1629.

About Symmetry Surgical

Symmetry Surgical is dedicated to developing and delivering high-quality, innovative surgical instruments that meet clinicians' needs and improve patients' lives. Our team collaborates with healthcare providers around the world to provide medical devices that exceed our customers' expectations and provide solutions for today's needs and tomorrow's growth. Our rich and diverse history creates one of the industry's most comprehensive surgical instrument portfolios, which includes our well-known brands such as BOOKWALTER®, GREENBERG, RILEY, OLSEN, ULTRA, QUAD-LOCK, FLASHPAK, RAPIDCLEAN®, OPTI-LENGTH®, CLASSIC® and CLASSIC PLUS®. Headquartered in Nashville, Symmetry Surgical is a wholly owned subsidiary of Symmetry Medical Inc.

About Symmetry Medical, Inc.

Symmetry Medical Inc. is a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays. The Company's thousands of Teammates provide design, development and worldwide production capabilities for these products to customers in the orthopedic industry, other medical device markets, and specialized non-healthcare markets. Symmetry's trusted reputation and brands, broad Intellectual Property portfolio and commitment to innovation enable it to collaborate with hundreds of global medical device manufacturers as well as thousands of hospitals to provide solutions for today's needs and tomorrow's growth.

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