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Zimmer Biomet acquires imaging firm Clinical Graphics

Musculoskeletal healthcare company Zimmer Biomet has acquired imaging firm Clinical Graphics for an undisclosed sum.

Clinical Graphics developed 3D range-of-motion simulation technology, which will help physicians to take treatment decisions for common hip conditions requiring early intervention.

The company’s 3D interactive range-of-motion simulation technology provides physicians with reports for common hip conditions such as femoroacetabular impingement and dysplasia.

It will allow physicians to characterize the physiology of a patient's pain and direct treatment approaches.

The technology enables physicians to convert medical scans into 3D motion simulations of patients' anatomy.

Zimmer said that in plans to integrate the new imaging platform to enhance its hip preservation portfolio.

Zimmer Biomet joint reconstruction group president Dan Williamson said: "3D imaging represents the next generation of treating joint pain, and we're excited to team up with Clinical Graphics and integrate our technologies to further enhance the clinical utility of our market leading hip portfolio.”

Clinical Graphics managing director Peter Krekel said: "Zimmer Biomet is a well-respected leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, and an ideal parent company to usher our breakthrough technologies into mainstream clinical practice as the standard of care for managing joint disease.”

Zimmer Biomet manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive products, ; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products.

It also produces spine, bone healing, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products, as well as dental implants and related surgical products.