Zimmer-Biomet Launches Personalized Shoulder Reconstruction System

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. has announced the launch of its Comprehensive® Vault Reconstruction System (VRS) which represents “an important advance” in shoulder reconstruction.


Zimmer-Biomet’s new system is the first patient-matched glenoid implant cleared to specifically treat patients with a severely deficient rotator cuff and extensive bone loss which precludes the use of a standard glenoid baseplate. The VRS uses CT imaging and advanced 3D reconstruction techniques to allow surgeons to personalize each patient’s implant.

The first implantation of the VRS took place on September 21, 2016, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. and was successfully performed by Dr. Stephen Brockmeier.

Physician comments

“The treatment options for extensive glenoid deficiencies were limited to bone grafting or hemi-arthroplasties, both of which were unreliable and had marginal success,” said Dr. David Dines, Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

“The Comprehensive Vault Reconstruction System represents an important advance in shoulder reconstruction by streamlining and personalizing the implant procedure in hope of more predictable outcomes and results that extend beyond pain relief, to restoring function and improving overall quality of life.”

Company comments

“The Comprehensive Vault Reconstruction System is another example of our commitment to addressing the clinical and unmet needs of shoulder specialists,” said Orsa Britton, Vice President and General Manager of Zimmer Biomet’s global Extremities business. “This innovative, patient-specific implant, coupled with extensive pre-operative planning software, will expand viable treatment options for patients with severe glenoid deformities.”

Source: PR Newswire

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