Zimmer has reported the first implantation of the NCB (Non-Contact Bridging) Periprosthetic Plating System, to address complex femoral fractures which can occur around a hip or knee implant.

The Zimmer NCB Periprosthetic Plating System features a wider plate design in the region near a patient’s hip or knee implant allowing for stable fixation around the prosthesis, while a narrow design along the rest of the plate minimizes soft tissue disruption.

Zimmer trauma marketing VP Curt Jennewine said that with the demand for joint replacement rising, it has become increasingly important to provide surgeons with an effective and reliable solution for the potentially difficult fractures which can occur around a hip or knee prosthesis.

“The NCB Periprosthetic Plating System offers robust options to surgeons who treat periprosthetic fractures by providing the ability to achieve stable bicortical fixation through a wide plate design, Zimmer’s NCB polyaxial locking screw technology and compatibility with the Cable-Ready Cable Grip System,” Jennewine said.