Zimmer is a worldwide leader in orthopaedics and has been since our founding more than 75 years ago. Headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, we provide effective, creative solutions to the needs of orthopaedic surgeons who restore mobility and relieve the pain of arthritis. Our knee and hip joint replacement systems and our wide range of related products and services make us valuable partners to healthcare providers in more than 80 countries.
We have world-class scientific facilities and resources, as well as associations with the best clinicians and researchers in the world. We share a commitment with healthcare providers to find the best technologies, treatments, and methods for delivering high-quality, cost-effective orthopaedic care.
Zimmer is also home to The Zimmer Institute, a premier center for surgeon training in minimally invasive procedures. Since its founding in 2003, The Zimmer Institute has hosted more than 2,000 surgeons for training in these procedures. More about Zimmer >>
Your knee and your pain
Your knees are the two largest joints in your body. When your knees are healthy, simple activities like walking, turning, and bending are easy and effortless. When they’re not, those simple movements become extremely painful.
A complex network of bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscles, and tendons work together to keep your knees flexible and pain free. If there is a problem with any of these components, pain is typically the very first symptom.
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A hip that fits you, whoever you are
The hip is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body. When it’s working properly, it lets you walk, sit, bend, and turn without pain. To keep it moving smoothly, a complex network of bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons must all work in harmony.
The hip is a very stable ball-and-socket joint: a ball (femoral head) at the top of the thighbone (femur) fits into a rounded socket or cup-like cavity (acetabulum) in your pelvis. Bands of tissues called ligaments form a capsule connecting the ball to the socket and holding the bones in place. More about Zimmer hip products >>
Don’t wait for joint pain to worsen
You might think those creaks and aches are just a natural part of growing old. But for many, that soreness may be a sign of arthritis pain – something you may not have to live with. Maybe it’s not as easy to do the things you once did like picking up your grandchildren, bending down to garden, or walking the family dog.
The sooner you see an orthopedic surgeon, the better. Joint pain can worsen over time to the point that the procedure may no longer be an option. So talk to your family, doctor, and an orthopaedic surgeon to determine if you can benefit from joint replacement.