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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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