Zimmer: The Gender-Specific Knee
This case is focused on a simple question: should Zimmer develop a gender specific knee? The decision is complicated, because while the idea seems to make sense, there is little clinical evidence that a gender specific knee produces superior patient outcomes, and orthopedic surgeons are likely to be skeptical of the innovation. This case can be used to teach new product strategy and growth strategy. It can also be used to introduce students to the medical device industry. The case is appropriate for a basic marketing course, a marketing strategy course, or a medical marketing course.
Timothy Calkins, Joseph Harmon
Calkins, Timothy, and Joseph Harmon. Zimmer: The Gender-Specific Knee. Case 5-207-252 (KEL276).