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Finnish-made medical and dental equipment to Ice Hockey World Championship 2013 in Helsinki and in Stockholm


Planmeca Group participates once again in organizing the Ice Hockey World Championships by providing a Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner and Planmeca CompactTM i dental care unit for the on-site emergency rooms both at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki and Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. Both devices were already used in the Helsinki venue last year.

”As a mobile and easy-to-use device, Planmed Verity can be used also in a non-typical environment, such as ice hockey arenas. Our experiences using the device last year in Helsinki were extremely positive.Thus, IIHF wanted to provide the same high level of medical services in both cities and this year Planmed Verity is also installed in Stockholm”, says Dr. Markku Tuominen, Chief Medical Officer for the local organizing committee in Helsinki.

“Planmed Verity is well-suited for the imaging of typical ice-hockey injuries in upper and lower extremities, as it has been designed to acquire a 3D image of the entire area at once. Benefits of on-site imaging are obvious: the fast diagnosis of the injuries helps both the players and the teams to concentrate on their next steps”, continues Tuominen.

The Planmed Verity extremity scanner is an all new approach to orthopedic imaging that helps to detect the often missed fractures in the extremities. Planmed Verity acquires an accurate 3D image with a lower radiation dose than traditional CTs. Thanks to its anatomy-specific design, Planmed Verity also offers a unique new application: weight-bearing imaging.

The Planmeca Compact i dental unit is designed to support the workflow of the whole dental team. The full digital unit is ergonomic for the dentist and convenient for the patient while conforming even to the strictest safety and infection control regulations. At the Ice Hockey World Championships, the dental unit will help in diagnosing dental injuries and giving first-aid treatment.

For further information, please contact:

Mr Vesa Mattila, Vice President, Planmed Oy
Tel. +358 20 7795 301
vesa.mattila@planmed.com

Mr Tuomas Lokki, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Planmeca Oy
Tel. +358 20 7795 523
tuomas.lokki@planmeca.com

Planmeca Group
Planmeca Oy and Planmed Oy belong to Planmeca Group, the Finnish group of companies operating globally within the field of dental and medical equipment. The estimated turnover for the Group for 2013 is 760 million euro. The Group personnel is circa 2,500 employees. The headquarters, along with R&D, marketing and export sales functions as well as the majority of production, are located in Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 1971, Planmeca Oy designs and manufactures dental care units and dental imaging equipment as well as related software. It is the largest privately-owned company in its field. Planmed Oy designs and manufactures imaging equipment and accessories for mammography and orthopedic imaging. www.planmeca.com | www.planmed.com

2013 IIHF World Championship in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden
The Ice Hockey World Championships, organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), will take place 3–19 May 2013 in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. The participating national teams come from 16 countries, and they will play in a total of 64 games. www.iihfworlds2013.com