Zimmer Features Trabecular Metal(TM) Augment Shapes and Cones for Knee Revision Surgery at EFORT CongressBy Zimmer Holdings Inc., PRNE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 2, 2011 -
Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a global leader in
musculoskeletal care, is featuring a new, comprehensive range of Trabecular
Metal Material augment shapes and cones for use in knee revision surgeries at
the 12th annual European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics
and Traumatology (EFORT) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
During revision surgeries, surgeons are often faced with a range of small
to large cavitary bone defects. The new augments are designed to fill these
defects, provide a structural foundation to the existing bone and help
support revision knee implants.
Trabecular Metal Tibial and Femoral Cone Augments have the potential to
provide reliable structural replacement of bone and stable fixation for
femoral and tibial articulating components in even challenging knee revision
cases. Designed to treat deficiencies in the knee independent of the final
implant position, the tapered shape of the augments fits the patient's
anatomy without influencing implant alignment. The new augments are designed
for use with the NexGen(R) Knee System.
"The launch of this fully-instrumented range of revision knee cones
reinforces Zimmer's commitment to providing surgeons with the most
comprehensive array of solutions to confidently approach knee revisions with
the NexGen Knee System," said Jeffery A. McCaulley, President, Zimmer
Reconstructive. "The broad range of anatomic sizing options now available
allows surgeons to more accurately position implants and fill defects in
almost all kinds of knee revision cases."
The augments are constructed from Zimmer's Trabecular Metal Material, a
highly porous biomaterial that resembles the structure, function and
physiology of trabecular bone. No other porous metal material is supported by
the amount of peer-reviewed, published clinical data of Trabecular Metal
Technology and its history of clinical success in orthopaedic applications.
This novel material supports bone formation, enabling biologic fixation and a
stiffness similar to cancellous bone. The elasticity of Trabecular Metal
Technology provides more normal physiological loading which has the potential
to decrease stress shielding and improve long-term implant fixation.
For more information, visit the Zimmer booth at EFORT or go to
About the Company
Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer designs,
develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and
trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products. Zimmer has
operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in
more than 100 countries. Zimmer's 2010 sales were approximately $4.2 billion.
The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,000 employees
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