Zimmer Launches Single Injection Pain Relief Solution at the 2013 AAOS Annual
Gel-One® Offers Knee Arthritis Sufferers Pain Relief and Restored Mobility in
a Single Injection
CHICAGO, March 20, 2013
CHICAGO, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX:
ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today introduced Gel-One®
Cross-linked Hyaluronate at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Annual Meeting. Gel-One Hyaluronate is an injectable gel approved for the
treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. The product is the first low-volume
viscosupplement designed to provide pain relief and improve knee joint
function through a single-injection treatment.
"Zimmer is committed to meeting osteoarthritis patients at every stage of the
continuum of care, and this innovative cushioning gel offers therapy with the
simplicity of a single, in-office injection," said David Nolan, Zimmer Senior
Vice President. "Gel-One Hyaluronate is a supplement to natural synovial
fluid, offering pain relief to patients living with knee osteoarthritis. We
are excited to introduce this joint preservation technology to surgeons and
their patients in the United States."
Gel-One Hyaluronate is indicated for the treatment of pain in knee
osteoarthritis patients who have failed to respond to non-pharmacologic
therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or simple analgesics
such as acetaminophen. Unlike other viscosupplement treatments, highly
purified Gel-One Hyaluronate requires only 3mL for safe and effective
treatment. Gel-One Hyaluronate is manufactured using a unique cross-linking
process that enables increased viscoelasticity.
In a clinical study, Gel-One Hyaluronate demonstrated statistically
significant pain relief over a Phosphate Buffered Saline control (PBS).
Patients receiving Gel-One Hyaluronate experienced, on average, a nearly 40
percent reduction in pain from baseline (28 mm reduction in WOMAC pain on a
100 mm VAS, Visual Analog Scale).
For more information about Gel-One Hyaluronate, visit Zimmer at Booth 529 at
the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in Chicago,
or go to www.zimmer.com.
Gel-One® is a registered trademark of Seikagaku Corporation.
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 2012 sales were approximately $4.5
billion. The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,500 employees
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