Zimmer Launches Sidus™ Stem-Free Shoulder System at EFORT 2O12

        Zimmer Launches Sidus™ Stem-Free Shoulder System at EFORT 2O12    PR Newswire    BERLIN, May 25, 2012  - Bone-Sparing Implant System Features Range of Anatomically-Matched Options for a Personalized Fit  BERLIN, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today introduced its new Sidus ™ Stem-Free Shoulder system at the annual European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) meeting in Berlin, Germany.  The Sidus Stem-Free shoulder system comprises a range of anatomically-matched options to enable accurate restoration of each patient's unique anatomy without the constraints of fixed inclinations, medial offset or posterior offset.The Sidus Shoulder features an innovative, bone-conserving design which preserves bone stock for future interventions while avoiding some of the clinical issues associated with traditional stemmed solutions. An open design protects anchoring and improves rotational stability while allowing bone in-growth.  "The Sidus Stem-Free Shoulder offers a new solution for the shoulder arthroplasty continuum of care, bridging the gap between traditional stemmed and resurfacing shoulder implants," said Katarzyna Mazur, President, Zimmer Reconstructive EMEA. "As a result of this technology, patients will benefit from a less invasive surgery, bone preservation and more personalized fit."  The Sidus Stem-Free Shoulder system is ideal for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis and minimal articulate deformities who may be candidates for resurfacing, hemi-arthroplasty and even total arthroplasty.The system offers a less invasive procedure which requires minimal bone resection, potentially simplifying future revision procedures. The Sidus Shoulder System also features a streamlined surgical technique and lean instrumentation, potentially reducing costs associated with sterilization and OR operations.  For more information about Zimmer's Sidus Stem-Free Shoulder technology, visit the Zimmer booth at the 2012 EFORT annual meeting in Berlin.  Website: http://www.zimmer.com Contact: Gary Clark, +1-574-372-4493  
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