SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Zimmer Holdings, Inc.
ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, today
announced that early clinical results of the first patients treated
with Zimmer MotionLoc™ Screws were free of
complications. The Zimmer MotionLoc Screw is
Zimmer Trauma’s latest advancement in locking plate technology and
is intended for use in conjunction with the Zimmer
NCB® Polyaxial Locking Plate System.
The Zimmer MotionLoc Screw for the NCB
Polyaxial Locking Plate System offers a new option to surgeons who
treat complex long bone fractures, such as those of the femur,
tibia or humerus. This technology enables the surgeon to
reduce the stiffness of the locking plate construct while still
maintaining the strength needed until the fracture begins to heal.
Zimmer MotionLoc technology is based on the
concept of Far Cortical Locking, which may reduce the stiffness of
locked plating constructs while still retaining the construct’s
“This new technology builds on Zimmer’s longstanding tradition
of offering surgeons easy-to-use products in trauma care,” said
Jeff Paulsen, Group President, Zimmer Global Businesses. “We
believe this screw will prove to be a game-changer for surgeons
treating complex long bone fractures, without drastically altering
their surgical procedure.”
A total of ten patients were treated using the Zimmer
MotionLoc Screws between October 2010 and January 2011, and
postoperatively, surgeons reported no complications in implant
application, implant fixation or fracture healing.
Specifically, surgeons commented that insertion and removal
of the Zimmer MotionLoc Screws felt normal and the
procedures did not require additional effort compared to standard
screw insertion. <