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Medical-device company rocked by layoffs

(COMMERCIAL APPEAL) Smith & Nephew has laid off nearly 100 employees across its units in Tennessee and Massachusetts, the company said Thursday.

The company’s Orthopaedic Reconstruction unit is based in Memphis, where it employs about 1,800. Its Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma unit is based in Andover, Mass. The two divisions were merged last year and operate together as the Advanced Surgical Devices unit.

The company said it would not give details of how many employees were laid off at each site but was less than 100 total. It would only say that the positions were “made redundant across various departmental functions.”