THORACICSTRONGTM

Now Stronger With a Full Suite of Solutions

THORACICSTRONGTM

Now Stronger With a Full Suite of Solutions

THORACICSTRONGTM

Now Stronger With a Full Suite of Solutions

It’s not just about what we make. It’s about how we move you forward.

Our mission is to alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for people around the world. We care deeply about making that mission a reality. We keep patients moving through life and healthcare providers moving and supported throughout their careers. Explore the innovation of chest wall stability and how Zimmer Biomet is moving you forward.

We’re Committed to Innovation.

At Zimmer Biomet, we pursue exceptional outcomes. The team continuously pursues the most innovative and clinically relevant solutions to meet the needs to thoracic surgeons and patients.

We’re driven to help patients. Through a collaborative approach with healthcare professionals, we expand the possibility that every patient receives the products necessary for optimal care.

Focused on chest wall stability, Zimmer Biomet’s CMFT team specializes in creating Sternal Closure, Rib Fixation and Pectus Repair solutions that make a difference.

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SternaLock® Blu Study

The method matters and SternaLock Blu proves it.

Patients treated with SternaLock Blu had improved sternal healing, fewer sternal complications, and enhanced recovery. And, all these clinical benefits were achieved at cost savings.1,2

Rigid fixation is used to repair all fractures and osteotomies except sternotomies. As a musculoskeletal space leader, Zimmer Biomet recognized an opportunity to expand the benefits of rigid fixation to patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

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Leading the Way for Innovation in Thoracic Solutions

We’re creating products for the future. Explore our timeline to see how we got here.

Years:

1997 – 2003

Pectus Bar

launches, setting the new standard of pectus repair

SternaLock

launches, introducing the benefit of rigid fixation for sternotomies and sternal reconstruction

Years:

2009 – 2012

Adkins strut

joins the pectus repair product line

SternaLock Blu

launches, bringing the benefits of rigid fixation to sternal closure

SternaLock Blu MICS

MICS launches, supporting the benefits of MIS cardiothoracic procedures

Years:

2012 – 2015

First Randomized Controlled Trial on Sternal Healing

published (RESTORE)7

Japanese approval and reimbursement

obtained for SternaLock Blu

RibFix Blu

launches as a solution for stabilizing the chest wall following trauma

Years:

2015 - 2016

SternaLock 360 Study

First-in-Man (University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa)

SternaLock Blu Study

demonstrates faster healing, reduced complications and economic advantages compared to wire cerclage1,2

SternaLock 360 Launches

combining approximation, compression and fixation for patients with poor bone

Years:

2019 – 2020

RibFix Advantage Launches

the first intrathoracic rib fixation system to market

Years:

2020 - Present

SternaLock XP

innovative rigid fixation system for poor bone

Pectus Blu

an innovative system for pectus repair

SternaLock EZ

designed for OR effiency and patient fit

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Market Access Disclaimer

The cost or savings amounts reflected in the SternaLock® Blu Rigid Sternal Fixation Cost/Savings Model are based on the clinical and economic results and assumptions from the SternaLock® Blu Study1 as well as the model inputs selected and/or entered in the Model Inputs section. All content in this document is informational only, general in nature and does not cover all situations or all payers’ rules or policies. The service and the product must be reasonable and necessary for the care of the patient to support reimbursement. Providers should report the procedure and related codes that most accurately describe the patients’ medical condition, procedures performed and the products used. This document represents no promise or guarantee by Zimmer Biomet regarding coverage or payment for products or procedures by Medicare or other payers, nor concerning levels of costs or savings. Providers should check Medicare bulletins, manuals, program memoranda, and Medicare guidelines to ensure compliance with Medicare requirements. Inquiries can be directed to the provider’s respective Medicare Administrative Contractor, or to the respective Payers. Zimmer Biomet specifically disclaims liability or responsibility for the results or consequences of any actions taken in reliance on information in this guide.

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