Stryker Highlights New Innovations at 2012 AAOS Annual Meeting

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KALAMAZOO—Stryker Corp. announced Wednesday 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. Stryker will highlight its newest offerings that span the company’s diverse portfolio.

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. 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 ADAPT System powers FluoroMap Software and provides Adaptive Positioning Technology for the company’s Gamma3 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 ARIA Spinal System provides a complete solution for minimally invasive, 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 cross-linked polyethylene (X3) glenoids on the market.

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.

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