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Centerpulse Orthopedics Inc.

Division of Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.

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The European Orthopedic Hip and Knee Implant Markets, 2003-2008

The European orthopedic implants and trauma products market consists of hip, knee, shoulder, and small joint reconstruction and replacements; fracture fixation and bone growth stimulation; bone graft substitutes and growth factors; and bone cements segments. "European Markets for Orthopedic Implants and Trauma Products", a report published in October 2004 by Windhover/Medtech Insight, surveys and forecasts these markets in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. Within these countries there is considerable potential for new and innovative technologies such as bone graft substitutes and the use of resorbable implants in trauma. However, medical-based evidence must show added value and improvement in a patient's quality of life before such innovations will be broadly accepted. Meeting health care regulatory authorities' compliance criteria while not burdening health care payers with dramatic increases in reimbursement budgets is viewed as a major driving factor within Europe.

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The Softer Side of Sports Medicine

Resorbable biomaterials and improved arthroscopic tools form the backbone of innovation in sports medicine, and should, along with the aging baby-boomer population, spur growth in the field

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Orthopedic Implant Contracting, Round II

For suppliers, the first generation of orthopedic implant contracts was disappointing, to say the least. Hospital purchasing groups disagree--but their second generation contracts subtly address supplier dissatisfactions. Still, in an era of shifting market leaders and a consolidating industry, will contracting ever really catch on?

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Zimmer Redux

Six months after a significant management change, Zimmer officials claim the orthopedics leader is back on track. But in today's environment, can even a successful orthopedics company please its drug-company parent?

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Alias(es)
  • Sulzer Orthopedics Ltd.
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • Europe
      • Western Europe
        • Switzerland
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Felix Scherrer, Pres., Orthopedics Div.
    Jeffrey L Frizell, Head, Fin. & Controlling
    Arthur Schwizer, Head, Operations
  • Contact Info
  • Centerpulse Orthopedics Inc.
    Phone: (41) 52 262 72 50
    Zurcherstrasse 12
    Winterthur, 8401