EFORT 2012 Sees Zimmer Launch Sidus™ Stem-Free Shoulder System

In short

The end of last week saw EFORT 2012 being held in Berlin. The meeting, which is the annual get-together for the European Federation of National Associations for Orthopaedics and Traumatology, was accompanied as usual by a commercial exhibition at which Zimmer Holdings, Inc., introduced its new Sidus™ Stem-Free Shoulder system.


Zimmer says its Sidus Stem-Free Shoulder system is ideal for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis and minimal articular deformities who may be candidates for resurfacing, hemi-arthroplasty and even total arthroplasty. The system offers a less invasive procedure which requires minimal bone resection, potentially simplifying future revision procedures. The Sidus Shoulder System also features a streamlined surgical technique and lean instrumentation, potentially reducing costs associated with sterilisation and OR operations.

The Sidus Stem-Free shoulder system comprises a range of anatomically-matched options to enable accurate restoration of each patient’s unique anatomy without the constraints of fixed inclinations, medial offset or posterior offset. The Sidus Shoulder features an innovative, bone-conserving design which preserves bone stock for future interventions while avoiding some of the clinical issues associated with traditional stemmed solutions. An open design protects anchoring and improves rotational stability while allowing bone in-growth.

Company comments

“The Sidus Stem-Free Shoulder offers a new solution for the shoulder arthroplasty continuum of care, bridging the gap between traditional stemmed and resurfacing shoulder implants,” said Katarzyna Mazur, President, Zimmer Reconstructive EMEA. “As a result of this technology, patients will benefit from a less invasive surgery, bone preservation and more personalized fit.”

SOURCE Zimmer Holdings Inc., PR Newswire