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Prospective Clinical Advantages of Trabecular Metal(TM) Technology Highlighted in Comparative Study
Date:7/20/2009

nd a patented vapor deposition process that creates a metallic strut configuration resembling cancellous bone with a nano-textured surface. Trabecular Metal Technology is exclusive to Zimmer.

"This clinical study is the first to directly compare bone-remodeling effects of a low stiffness porous metal construct to more rigid traditional titanium hip implants at a mid-term follow-up, and highlights potential advantages attributed to Trabecular Metal technology," said Cheryl R. Blanchard, PhD, Zimmer's Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. "It demonstrates that Zimmer's unique Trabecular Metal products may significantly reduce bone loss after surgery and may improve long term biologic fixation."

For more information about Zimmer, visit www.zimmer.com

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 2008 sales were approximately $4.1 billion. The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,000 employees worldwide.

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