Continuing education for doctors
Different than with medicinal products, the doctor who works with a medical device such as a hip prosthesis has a direct impact on the treatment success. Zimmer provides a comprehensive educational infrastructure for doctors around the world. In a multi-level continuing education programme offered by the so-called Zimmer Institute, the company imparts knowledge and skills regarding endoprostheses and surgical techniques and instruments. The courses are customised to the doctors’ needs, from basic courses for surgeons just starting out to specialist courses for participants with long-standing experience. In 2011 some 28,000 doctors from around the globe took courses given by the Zimmer Institute.