|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||Zimmer Holdings Inc|
|Zimmer Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 2001. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, biologics, dental implants and related surgical products. It also provides other healthcare related services. It has operations in more than 25 countries and market products in more than 100 countries. The Company manages its operations through three major geographic segments - the Americas, which is comprised principally of the United States and includes other North, Central and South American markets; Europe, which is comprised principally of Europe and includes the Middle East and Africa; and Asia Pacific, which is comprised mainly of Japan and Australia and includes other Asian and Pacific markets. It markets and sells products through three principal channels: direct to healthcare institutions, such as hospitals or direct channel accounts; through stocking distributors and healthcare dealers and directly to dental practices and dental laboratories. The Company’s products include orthopaedic reconstructive implants, spinal and trauma devices, biologics, dental implants and related surgical products. Orthopaedic reconstructive implants include Knee Implants, Hip Implants and Extremity implants. Total knee replacement surgeries typically include a femoral component, a patella a tibial tray and an articular surface. Total hip replacement surgeries replace both the head of the femur and the socket portion of the pelvis of the natural hip. Its extremity portfolio, mainly shoulder and elbow products, is designed to treat arthritic conditions, soft tissue injuries and fractures, as well as to enhance the outcome of main or revision surgery. Trauma products include devices used to stabilize damaged or broken bones and their surrounding tissues to support the body’s natural healing processes. Spine products division designs, manufactures and distributes medical devices and surgical instruments to deliver comprehensive solutions for those with back or neck pain caused by degenerative conditions, deformities or traumatic injury of the spine. The Company’s Biologics group based in Austin, Texas works on biological solutions to repair and regenerate damaged or degenerated musculoskeletal tissues using biomaterials/cell therapies which offer the possibility of treating damaged joints by biological repair rather than replacing them. The Company’s dental products division manufactures and distributes: dental reconstructive implants - for individuals who are totally without teeth or are missing one or more teeth; dental restorative products - aimed at providing a more natural restoration to mimic the original teeth and dental regenerative products - for soft tissue and bone rehabilitation. The Company develops, manufactures and markets products that support its reconstructive, trauma, spine and dental implant procedures, with a focus on bone cements, surgical wound site management and blood management. Its main customers include orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, oral surgeons, dentists, hospitals, stocking distributors, healthcare dealers and, in their capacity as agents, healthcare purchasing organizations or buying groups. The Company’s major competitors include: the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Stryker Corporation, Biomet, Inc., Smith & Nephew plc, Wright Medical Group, Inc. and Tornier, Inc. It is subject to government regulation in the countries in which it conducts business.|
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