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Women Get Their Own Knee Implant

Zimmer Holdings has received FDA approval for the first knee replacement designed specifically for a woman's anatomy. The Gender Solutions High-Flex Knee is designed based on three proven characteristics that distinguish a woman's knee from a man's: a narrower shape, a thinner shape, and a need for more natural knee motion when walking. This may be one of the first fruits of a trend to design gender-specific devices.

For example, Cook last week announced the launch of a women's health business unit.

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