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Stryker Highlights New Innovations at 2012 AAOS Annual Meeting

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 8:45am
The Associated Press

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Stryker Highlights New Innovations at 2012 AAOS Annual Meeting

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation

today announced that it will showcase a series of new products and

services at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual

meeting this week in San Francisco, CA. Stryker will highlight its

newest offerings that span the Company's diverse portfolio, in

addition to presenting educational programs at its booth number 4347

in the exhibit hall.

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Stryker is celebrating "75 Years of Innovation," a reference to 1937,

when the company's founder, Dr. Homer Stryker, first began inventing

and selling new technologies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Products and

services highlighted at this year's AAOS annual meeting include:

-- New Heavy Duty Power Tools Built upon 30 years of cordless surgical

power tool innovations from Stryker, System 7 offers the latest in

advanced cutting technology for large bone surgeries. Inspired by

healthcare professionals, System 7 sets a new standard in performance

and reliability with design enhancements that make it a precise and

dependable solution for surgeons and hospitals.

-- New Computer Assisted Surgery Technology for Trauma Procedures The

Stryker ADAPTT System powers FluoroMapT Software and provides Adaptive

Positioning Technology for our Gamma3T Locking Nail System.

-- New Media Management Tool The Studio 3 Media Asset Manager provides

a centralized storage solution for the archiving and management of

surgical videos and images.

-- New Products for Spinal Surgery The ARIAT Spinal System provides a

complete solution for minimally invasive, transpsoas access and spinal

implant delivery with an open neuromonitoring strategy. In addition,

the AVS@ Anchor-C Cervical Cage System is designed for anterior

cervical fusion procedures in skeletally mature patients, featuring an

integrated design that allows for rigid screw fixation without any

added anterior profile.

-- New Total Shoulder Arthroplasty System The ReUnion@ TSA (Total

Shoulder Arthroplasty) Modular System leverages revolutionary implant

technology and thoughtfully designed instrumentation to deliver the

next generation in total shoulder arthroplasty systems, featuring the

first highly crosslinked polyethylene (X3) glenoids on the market.(1)

-- New Performance Solutions The Performance Solutions division

delivers services and systems that enable healthcare providers to

achieve their clinical, operational and financial performance goals.

These services and systems include Marshall Steele's implementation

capabilities for building Destinations of Superior Performance.

About Stryker Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology

companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform

their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company

offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including

reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine

products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives.

For more information about Stryker, please visit www.stryker.com.

(1) Stryker Report: NL11_FB_TR_1996

Media Contacts:

Tamara Cutler Joe Cooper

Vice President, Public Affairs Director, Communications

269.389.7253 201.831.6220

tamara.cutler@stryker.com joe.cooper@stryker.com

SOURCE Stryker

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