October 26, 2006 12:39 ET

ORLive Presents: Zimmer MIS Periarticular Locking Plates -- An Advanced Solution for the Management of Comminuted Fractures and Those With Poor Bone Quality

Live Webcast November 6, 2006 at 6:00 PM PST / 9:00 PM EST From University of Washington School of Medicine

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 -- On Monday, November 6, at 6:00 PM (PST), Zimmer, Inc. will broadcast on a live surgical demonstration of the Zimmer® MIS™ Periarticular Locking Plate procedure with the 3.5mm Proximal Lateral Tibial locking plate and the Distal Lateral Femoral locking plate as well as the innovative instrumentation developed for this tissue-friendly approach to plating.

With the Periarticular Locking Plate System, Zimmer offers advanced solutions for the management of comminuted fractures and fractures in which deficient bone stock or where poor bone quality is encountered. The system combines anatomically contoured periarticular plates with locking screw technology. The unique plate designs feature a transitioned profile that is thinner in the metaphyseal and thicker in the diaphyseal areas. Locking screw holes are combined with compression slots, so that the plates can be used both as locking devices and a fracture compression device.

This Zimmer Minimally Invasive Solutions™ (MIS) Periarticular Locking Plates Procedure is designed to be one of the least invasive plating procedures available. This minimal incision surgical approach and the innovative instrumentation allow surgeons to confidently place and target the plate while minimizing soft tissue trauma. The potential benefits for patients of the Zimmer MIS Periarticular Locking Plate System include:

--  Less tissue trauma
--  Smaller incision
--  Less scarring
Robert A. Winquist, MD, Clinical Professor, University of Washington, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Seattle, Washington, will perform the demonstration. The webcast will be moderated by Paul J. Duwelius, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Orthopaedics, Oregon Health Sciences University, Clinical Attending, St. Vincent Hospital & Medical Center, Portland, Oregon. Questions from surgeons can be sent in via email during the broadcast.

The Zimmer MIS Periarticular Locking Plate System was developed in collaboration with leading surgeons from around the world and is the culmination of their evolving experience.

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.

Contact Information

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    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing
    OR-Live / slp3D, Inc.
    860-953-2900 x 214
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