Zimmer Introduces Universal Power System and STABLECUT® Surgical Saw Blades

Company Now Offering Comprehensive Surgical Power System and Advanced Surgical Cutting Technology

Feb 08, 2012, 16:30 ET from Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, introduced its new Zimmer® Universal Power System and STABLECUT® line of surgical saw blades at the 2012 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in San Francisco, CA. 

The Zimmer Universal Power System comprises a single, comprehensive large bone surgical power system.  Following its acquisition of Synvasive Technology, Zimmer now offers the STABLECUT portfolio of surgical blades, which are compatible with the Zimmer Universal Power System. 

"We have greatly strengthened our surgical resection offerings with the addition of the Universal Power System and STABLECUT blades," said Jeff Paulsen, Group President, Zimmer Global Businesses.  "This innovative and comprehensive surgical power equipment line effectively meets surgeon and institution requirements."

With Zimmer's new Universal Power System, a single hand piece can be configured for reaming, drilling and sawing with a broad range of attachments, including STABLECUT surgical saw blades.  The system is available with lithium battery, electric or pneumatic power supplies. 

STABLECUT surgical saw blades feature a ground tooth set design that allows increased debris relief, channeling bone fragments away from the cutting action, helping surgeons cut through bone faster and with more stability than conventional saw blades. 

For more information about the Zimmer Universal Power System and STABLECUT portfolio of surgical saw blades, visit the company at Booth 519 at the 2012 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in San Francisco, or go to www.zimmer.com

About Zimmer
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 2011 sales were approximately $4.5 billion.  The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,500 employees worldwide.  For more information about Zimmer, visit www.zimmer.com.

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