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Zimmer launches new external fixation system

March 31, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Zimmer Holdings announced the launch of the XtraFix external fixation system for trauma patients during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

The XtraFix is a modular system that offers surgeons advances in design technology and material. Available in 6-mm and 11-mm options, the XtraFix system saves surgeons time and costs by eliminating steps, as well as bars and clamps, from the external fixation process, according to a company press release.

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VIDEO: Zuckerman discusses the Bundled Payment Initiative

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