| Stryker is a medical technology company. Co. has two segments: MedSurg and Neurotechnology and Orthopaedics and Spine. MedSurg products include surgical equipment, patient and caregiver safety technologies, and navigation systems, endoscopic and communications systems, patient handling, and emergency medical equipment and intensive care disposable products. Neurotechnology includes neurosurgical, neurovascular and craniomaxillofacial implant products. Orthopaedics products consist primarily of implants used in total joint replacements, such as hip, knee and shoulder, and trauma and extremities surgeries. Co.'s spinal implant offering includes cervical and thoracolumbar systems. |
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