Patient information about implantable medical devices

Zimmer Biomet Patient Information Cards (PIC) and Patient Information Leaflets (PIL)

From 1 December 2021, suppliers of implantable medical devices are required to have patient information materials available in the form of PIC and PIL.

The PIC is used to record the details of the specific device that a patient has implanted – including the name of the device, the manufacturer, the model and batch number and who to contact if they experience any issues.  

The PIL offers a source of information that can be used to inform discussions on the decision to implant a type of medical device. The leaflet may also be used to provide patients with the name and manufacturer of the device, information about what may happen after the surgery, and information about possible adverse events and malfunctions. Please speak to your doctor about any implant related questions. Your doctor may also provide additional resources to complement PIL.


For Patients - General Information for Patients


For Surgeons - If you have any further questions, please contact your Zimmer Biomet Sales Representative.


To download a copy of the Patient Information Card, please click here

Zimmer Biomet does not practice medicine. The treating surgeon is responsible for determining the appropriate treatment, techniques, and products for each individual patient.
Results are not necessarily typical, indicative, or representative of all recipient patients. Results will vary due to health, weight, activity and other variables. Not all patients are candidates for this product and/or procedure. Only a medical professional can determine the treatment appropriate for your specific condition. Appropriate post-operative activities and restrictions will differ from patient to patient. Talk to your surgeon and whether this surgery is right for you and the risks of the procedure, including the risk of infection, loosening or failure.