Stryker Corporation is one of the world's leading medical technology companies with a broad range of orthopaedic products and a significant presence in other medical specialties. Stryker works with respected medical professionals to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives.
The company's products include implants used in joint replacement, trauma, craniomaxillofacial and spinal surgeries; biologics; surgical, neurologic, ear, nose & throat and interventional pain equipment; endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and emergency medical equipment. Stryker also provides outpatient physical therapy services in the United States.
Stryker has 27 operations and manufacturing facilities around the world. The company has over 59,000 products and services.
In 2013, Stryker reported revenues of $9.02 billion, up from $8.65 billion. Net income was $1.0 billion. International sales make up 33% of total sales. Orthopaedic products - including implants, powered surgical tools and OR equipment - yielded approximately $4.0 billion in sales.
The company acquired Small Bone Innovations and Berchtold Holding in 2014.
Stryker was named No. 42 on the list of The 100 Best Companies to Work For in America in 2014.
Dr. Homer Stryker, an orthopaedic surgeon from Kalamazoo, MI, 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.
The company was first known as Orthopedic Frame Inc. in 1946. The company's named was changed to Stryker Corporation in 1964.
The company acquired MAKO Surgical in 2013.
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Updated September 16, 2014