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Zimmer Spine Introduces New Rigid to Dynamic Stabilization Transition System
Date:1/8/2008

First Procedures Completed in the United States

WARSAW, Ind., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SWX: ZMH), a leader in the orthopaedic industry, announced today that the first Zimmer(R) DTO(TM) Implant cases have been completed in the United States. The Zimmer DTO implant combines the Dynesys(R) Dynamic Stabilization System with the rigid stabilization of the OPTIMA(TM) ZS Spinal System to offer a new segmental solution for treating different stages of spinal degeneration at contiguous levels.

"The introduction of the Zimmer DTO Implant represents an important milestone in our commitment to innovation in the rapidly expanding dynamic stabilization market segment," said Damien McDonald, President of Zimmer Spine. "With over 30,000 procedures worldwide, Zimmer Spine will further differentiate our Dynesys product line through continued expansion and enhancements."

According to the Company, the Zimmer DTO implant provides surgeons with the flexibility to address varying patient requirements by matching the degree of stabilization needed for each of multiple levels of spine degeneration. Neurosurgical spine surgeon Reginald Davis, M.D. from Baltimore, Maryland, and Rick Delamarter, M.D., an orthopaedic spine surgeon from Santa Monica, California, performed the first Zimmer DTO patient implantations in the United States.

Zimmer Spine introduced the DTO Implant at the most recent North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting, held in Austin, Texas, and completed a full market release in December 2007. The Zimmer DTO implant and OPTIMA ZS transition screw are cleared to provide stabilization and immobilization to the lumbar and sacral spine as an adjunct to fusion. The Zimmer DTO
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