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Zimmer Celebrates 15 Years of Advanced Orthopaedic Implant Technology

WARSAW, Ind., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer, Inc., a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today celebrated 15 years of clinical history of its Trabecular Metal™ Technology at its dedicated facility in Parsippany, New Jersey.  Trabecular Metal Technology is a core platform technology for Zimmer, helping the Company restore mobility and alleviate pain for millions of people around the world.

"Trabecular Metal Technology is among the greatest innovations in orthopaedics in the last 15 years.  No other porous metal material so closely resembles the structure, function and physiology of trabecular bone.  That is why Trabecular Metal Technology continues to set the standard in the industry," said Jeff McCaulley, President, Zimmer Reconstructive.  "Trabecular Metal Material features unmatched porosity, which helps living tissue and bone grow onto and into joint replacements and implants."  

Since its introduction in 1997, Trabecular Metal Technology has been used in more than 800,000 surgeries worldwide.  The technology has been featured in more than 240 clinical publications and countless surgeons have adopted it for use with their patients.  Over the past 15 years, applications of Trabecular Metal Technology have grown steadily.  Trabecular Metal Technology is now used in knee, hip and shoulder replacements, trauma applications, spine implants, dental implants and bone void fillers and augments used in oncology.

Zimmer's Parsippany Trabecular Metal Technology facility is 115,000 square feet, boasts 230 employees and runs 24/7.  In addition to manufacturing, it hosts a Zimmer Institute training center, providing medical education and training to hundreds of surgeons and dental clinicians each year.

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 2011 sales were approximately $4.5 billion.  The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,500 employees worldwide.

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SOURCE Zimmer, Inc.