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October 10, 2006 15:34 ET

ORLive Presents: Zimmer® MIS™ Posterior Total Hip Replacement Procedure Features Trabecular Metal™ Primary Femoral Stem and the Durom® Shell and Large Diameter Head System

Live Webcast: From Hackensack University Medical Center: October 12, 2006 at 6:00 PM EDT (22:00 UTC)

HACKENSACK, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- On Thursday, October 12, at 6:00 pm (EDT), Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ, will broadcast a live Zimmer MIS Posterior Approach Total Hip Replacement procedure featuring the Trabecular Metal™ Primary Femoral Stem and the Durom® Shell and Large Diameter Head System featuring Metasul® Metal-on-Metal Technology live on www.or-live.com.

The Trabecular Metal Primary Femoral Stem is the first and only hip stem with Trabecular Metal material for an ingrowth surface. This exciting product combines the proven characteristics of Trabecular Metal Technology with stem design features that are designed to improve initial fixation, enhance rotational stability, improve proximal load transfer, resist subsidence and enhance potential for long-term biologic fixation.

The Durom Shell and Large Diameter Head System incorporates Metasul Metal-on-Metal Technology which is the result of in-depth research, development and clinical experience that began in 1988. The system's combined features help to restore the patient's true anatomy while offering exceptional range of motion, increased stability and decreased wear.

This Zimmer Minimally Invasive Solutions™ (MIS) Posterior Hip Procedure is designed to be one of the least invasive hip replacement procedures available today. This minimal incision surgical approach and the innovative instrumentation allow surgeons to confidently place the same, proven hip implants as a standard surgery while minimizing soft tissue trauma. The potential benefits for patients of Zimmer MIS Posterior Hip Replacement include:

--  Less tissue trauma
--  Faster and less painful rehabilitation
--  Smaller incision and less scarring
--  Shorter hospital stay: 1 to 2 days,
    rather than 3 to 5 days for standard surgery
    
Mark A. Hartzband, MD, Attending Physician & Director, Total Joint Replacement Service, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, and Director, Insall Scott Kelly Institute, Section Chief, Hip Surgery, New York, New York, will perform the surgery. The webcast will be moderated by Aaron G. Rosenberg, MD, FACS, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthritis and Orthopaedic Institute, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

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

The Zimmer MIS Posterior Hip Procedure was developed in collaboration with leading surgeons from around the world and is the culmination of their evolving experience. "Leading surgeons, in collaboration with Zimmer, have developed MIS instrumentation designed to be soft-tissue friendly. Offset instrument handles, low-profile reamers, and contoured retractors facilitate acetabular and femoral preparation and proper implant placement through a small incision. Inadvertent wound abrasion is a concern in small-incision surgery. The Zimmer MIS Posterior contoured retractor set has been designed to minimize soft-tissue trauma," said Dr. Hartzband. 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.

If you would like more information on Zimmer MIS Hip procedures, or to see if you are a candidate, speak with your doctor or go to Find a Doctor at Zimmer.com for one nearest in your area. You can also call a toll-free hotline at 1-866-FIND-MIS.

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

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) and (SWX: 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.

Visit http://www.or-live.com/Zimmer/1604 now to learn more and view a program preview. VNR http://www.or-live.com/rams/zim-1604-mkw-q.ram

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