November 30, 2006 11:38 ET

ORLive Presents: Zimmer MIS 2-Incision Total Hip Replacement Procedure Featuring VerSys Epoch FullCoat Hip Prosthesis

Live Webcast: From Tuscon Medical Center: December 5, 2006 4:30 PM MST (23:30 UTC)

TUCSON, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 30, 2006 -- On Tuesday, December 5, at 4:30 pm (MT), Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, will broadcast a live Zimmer MIS 2-Incision Total Hip Replacement procedure featuring the VerSys® Epoch® FullCoat Hip Prosthesis live on

The VerSys Epoch Hip Prosthesis' distinct composite stem design has a low modulus of elasticity to address concerns about proximal bone resorption resulting from stress shielding, as well as concerns about thigh pain that can result from a bending stiffness mismatch between the prosthesis and natural bone, particularly with larger stems. It was created to offer an extensively porous-coated implant in larger stem sizes without a significant increase in stem stiffness when compared to smaller sizes or proximally coated implants.

This Zimmer Minimally Invasive Solutions™ (MIS) 2-Incision Hip Procedure is one of the least invasive hip replacement procedures available today. This surgical approach and the innovative instrumentation allow surgeons to confidently place the same, proven hip implants as a standard surgery through two small incisions. The potential benefits for patients of Zimmer MIS 2-Incision Hip Replacement include:

*Less tissue trauma

*Faster and less painful rehabilitation

*Smaller incisions and scars

*Shorter hospital stay; 1 to 2 days, rather than 3 to 5 days for traditional surgery

Russell G. Cohen, MD, Director, Total Joint Replacement Services at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute in Tucson, AZ, will perform the surgery. The webcast will be moderated by John A. Maltry, MD, Joint Replacement Specialist, also at the Tucson Orthopaedic Institute.

Questions from surgeons and the general public can be sent in via email during the broadcast.

This program is part of an ongoing effort to provide convenient, innovative educational opportunities to orthopaedic surgeons worldwide and is intended to help orthopaedic surgeons enhance their skills to build confidence in providing the best orthopaedic care possible for their patients.

This activity is sponsored by The Zimmer Institute. This activity does not offer CME credit.

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) (SWISS: ZMH) is the worldwide #1 pure-play orthopaedic leader in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing reconstructive and spinal implants, trauma and related orthopaedic surgical products.

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