Patient

Patient impact


Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. Our customers and their patients are at the heart of everything we do.
Sandy survived a stroke

Every 40 seconds in the U.S. someone suffers a stroke. And it is a leading cause of disability. Evidence from our DAWN trial led to a new 24-hour treatment window for the Trevo Retriever, offering more patients the opportunity for treatment.  

“I appreciate every moment, every step that I climb . . . . Because I know, now, what I lost and got back.

Sandy
Stroke survivor, Trevo Retriever patient
Robert took control of his knee pain

Total knee replacements in the U.S. are expected to increase 673% by 2030.Through CT-based 3D modeling of a patient’s bone anatomy, surgeons use our Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan, virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assist with executing bone resections.

“I was active my whole life . . . . At some point the pain became so unbearable I felt it was time to start looking into my options.

Robert

Mako Total Knee replacement patient
Dr. Hedley stopped surgical smoke in his OR

A single day in the OR can have the same impact as smoking 27 cigarettes2 due to surgical smoke emitted during operating procedures. Exposure carries risks of chronic bronchitis, carcinoma, leukemia, cardiovascular disfunction and more. We developed the Pneumoclear and Neptune E-SEP which are aimed at addressing these risks and can help protect patients and staff in the OR.

“I was on oxygen 24/7 . . . . I was dying, I knew that.

Dr. Hedley

Pulmonary Fibrosis survivor, Neptune E-SEP user

Dr. Hedley is a paid-consultant of Stryker.  The opinions expressed by Dr. Hedley during this video are those of Dr. Hedley and not necessarily those of Stryker. Individual experiences may vary.

Patient education

For more information, please visit the sites below.

Access information on orthopaedic health and joint replacement. Find a surgeon who can help their patients return to the activities of daily living.

A site dedicated to helping patients learn about Stryker’s early, minimally invasive solutions that may relieve chronic back pain and help patients get back to their active lives as quickly as possible.

Stryker Endoscopy's first ever patient facing website, designed for education around the benefits of Single Portal Arthroscopy. Connect patients and surgeons with "find a physician" capabilities.

An educational web site sponsored by Stryker to help patients understand spine conditions and procedures.

Footnotes: 
1. Kurtz S, Ong K, Lau E, Mowat F, Halpern M. Projections of primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States from 2005 to 2030. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17403800 .  Accessed Feb 26, 2019.
2. Hill D, O’Neill J, Powell R, Oliver D. Surgical Smoke - a health hazard in the operating theatre. A study to quantify exposure and a survey of the use of smoke extractor systems in UK plastic surgery units. Journ Plas Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012; 65(7): 911-6.

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