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Stryker Corp

Stryker Corp is one of the publicly traded companies having a good stock performance result. Stryker Corp is a fortune 500 stock listed company trading under SYK. Stryker Corp was established in 1941 and is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Stephen P. Macmillan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Stryker Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of orthopedic products and medical specialties worldwide. It operates in two segments, Orthopedic Implants and MedSurg Equipment. The Orthopedic Implants segment sells orthopedic reconstructive, trauma, spine and micro implant systems, bone cement, and the bone growth factor OP-1 products. The MedSurg Equipment segment offers powered surgical instruments, surgical navigation systems, endoscope products, medical video imaging equipment, and hospital beds and stretchers.

The company also provides outpatient physical therapy services that includes physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to patients recovering from orthopedic or neurological illness and injury. Stryker sells its products through local dealers and direct sales force to hospitals, other health care facilities, and doctors.
The Company's products include implants used in joint replacement, trauma, cranio maxillofacial and spinal surgeries biologics surgical, neurologic, ear, nose & throat and interventional pain equipment endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems with patient handling and emergency medical equipment. Stryker also provides outpatient physical therapy services in the United States.

Stryker is the technology leader in the operating room. Their innovative products help give surgeons more control and patients better outcomes while making surgery easier and more efficient for medical professionals and hospital administrators. They were the first to combine voice activation, infrared technology and high definition capture and display devices to fully integrate the operation room. The company offers a broad range of products that have made it the leader in minimally invasive surgery in today's advanced, and rapidly changing, operation room environments.

Stryker Endoscopy offers a selection of financing options to fit healthcare providers' needs. Their specialty surgical equipment in arthroscopy, laparoscopy, urology and sports medicine offer a comprehensive solution. The Company does not currently offer dividend reinvestment or direct purchase of shares.
Stryker Corp.'s Corporate Governance Quotient as of 1-Apr-06 is better than 43.1 percent of S&P 500 companies and 92.8 percent of Health Care Equipment & Services companies. Stryker Corp not only gives responsive, timely service but also help to make them more efficient.

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