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Stryker Corp. history, profile and corporate video

Stryker Corp. is a medical technology company. The company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products. Its products include implants used in joint replacement and trauma surgeries; surgical equipment and surgical navigation systems; endoscopic and communications systems; patient handling and emergencymedical equipment; neurosurgical, neurovascular and spinal devices; as well as other medical device products used in a variety of medical specialties. The company operates its business through the following segments: Reconstructive, MedSurg, and Neurotechnology & Spine. The Reconstructive segment includes orthopaedic reconstructive and trauma implant systems as well as other related products. The MedSurg segment includes surgical equipment and surgical navigation systems; endoscopic and communications systems; patient handling and emergency medical equipment; and other related products. The Neurotechnology & Spine segment includes both neurosurgical and neurovascular devices, spinal implant systems and other related products. It also develops, manufactures and markets spinal implant products, including cervical, thoracolumbar and interbody systems used in spinal injury, deformity and degenerative therapies. The company was formerly known as Orthopedic Frame Co. and changed its name to Stryker Corp. in 1964. Stryker was founded by Homer H. Stryker in 1941 and is headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI.

“Stryker History

Stryker’s history is rooted in innovation. When Dr. Homer Stryker, an orthopaedic surgeon from Kalamazoo, Michigan, found that certain medical products were not meeting his patients’ needs, he invented new ones. As interest in these products grew, Dr. Stryker started a company in 1941 to produce them. The company’s goal was to help patients lead healthier, more active lives through products and services that make surgery and recovery simpler, faster and more effective.

Today, Stryker is a global leader in the medical technology industry. Company growth is based on an unparalleled variety of high-quality, innovative products and services that create cost-effective solutions and improve people’s lives – which we achieve through the dedication of our over 25,000 employees globally in 2013.

The spirit of bringing innovation to healthcare began with Dr. Stryker when he founded the company in 1941 and it continues today. Stryker is well-positioned to continue serving the worldwide medical community for generations to come. We think Dr. Stryker would be pleased.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Strykercorp.com

**Video published on YouTube by “Ari Khatib