Montagne has developed many products with their own intellectual property and has obtained some patents. Zimmer as well as a few other knee and hip manufacturers have come under the scrutiny of Congress with their issues here in the US. As referenced in the article, this division is to primarily work with additional research and add more offerings with replacements designed to meet the needs of the Chinese; however you never know as the Montagne got started with US technology a number of years ago.
Grassley Sending More Letters–Zimmer Holdings on Knees/Hips–Why Not DePuy And A Couple Others Too–Same Issues & Get A Registry in Place
In the archives from earlier this year there were hip issues and complaints. BD
Zimmer Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ZMH) took over Chinese joint prosthesis maker Beijing Montagne Medical Device Co. Ltd.
Montagne's product lines will add a hip, knee and powered surgical instruments that are "tailored to the Chinese market" to Zimmer's medical device offerings, according to the Warsaw Ind.-based orthopedic device-maker.