Minimally Invasive Solutions™ (MIS™) Procedures
Innovative solutions throughout history have dramatically improved the quality of our lives. Zimmer® Minimally Invasive Solutions (MIS) Technology extends this continuum to orthopaedics. Orthopaedics will never be the same.
Leadership in Orthopaedics
Today’s patient is more mobile, informed, and demanding. Active lifestyles lead patients to search for physicians with solutions that are on the cutting edge and can provide freedom from pain and faster recovery from surgery.
The past: Minimally invasive surgeries were developed to help patients recover from surgical procedures faster, with less tissue disruption, less painful rehabilitation, and improved cosmesis.
The present: Minimally invasive surgery has become a new standard in cardiovascular, neurological, spinal, arthroscopic, and general surgery.
The future: Minimally invasive techniques will set a new standard of patient care for orthopaedic surgery.
Focused on Results
Zimmer—Expediting Patient Recovery
Since 2001, Zimmer has been developing MIS procedures and instrumentation that have the potential to reduce tissue trauma, maintain visualization, and shorten patient rehabilitation time.
Zimmer Procedures—Proven Clinical Results
Thousands of MIS hip and knee procedures have been performed. At 6 months, the clinical outcomes are impressive and well documented. Results indicate that the efficacy of MIS procedures parallels those of open procedures.1
Zimmer MIS Outcomes—Documented Success
Well documented patient outcomes measuring pain and function provide scientific metris generally overseen by hospital Institutional Review Boards.
Zimmer MIS Procedures Designed to Improve Quality of Life
Unicondylar Knee with MIS Technique
MIS IM and EM Instrumentation available for use with Zimmer’s clinically proven M/G®Unicompartmental Knee (over 20,000 documented cases).
MIS 2-Incision™ Hip Procedure
Two incisions, as small as 3.5-5 cm (1.5 to 2 inches), and MIS instruments reduce tissue trauma and facilitate rehabilitation time. (Over 3,000 cases with documented clinical success.)
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MIS Mini Knee Procedure
Mini-Incision instrumentation maintains visualization, yet allows reduction of incision size to 11-14 cm (4.25-5.5 inches).
MIS Total Knee Arthroplasty
Instrumentation designed to reduce tissue disruption and facilitate patient recovery time.
MIS Femoral Nailing Solutions
Percutaneous IM nailing procedures designed to reduce tissue disruption.
MIS Clinical Protocols—Make the Path Clear
Zimmer’s focus reaches beyond the procedure. Now, it expands to all steps of the patient's clinical care pathway to introduce new best-practice protocols:
- Patient selection
- Pre-op patient preparation
- MIS surgical technique
- Pain management
- Post-op care and instructions
1. Data on file at Zimmer.