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Patient impact
Our customers and their patients are at the heart of everything we do. The real-life impact of the technology we create inspires our dedication to improving patient outcomes. 
My wife saved my life
Bob’s sudden cardiac arrest story

Studies show that the rate of survival from sudden cardiac arrest decreases by 10% every minute without intervention.1 Bob Zollner, a retired firefighter, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest on his wife’s birthday. Watch how she saved his life with the help of their local fire department.

I met the two guys who actually worked on me [during my sudden cardiac arrrest], and they’re real nice guys. Thank you.


Sudden cardiac arrest patient

1. Cummins RO. 1989. From concept to standard of care? Review of the clinical experience with automated external defibrillators. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 18: 1269–75.

Facing the future with confidence
Ellys' maxillofacial surgery story

At 12 years old Ellys noticed that her jaw looked different on her right side compared to her left. Impacting her confidence and social life, Ellys worked with her orthodontist and a surgeon to see if surgery could address the asymmetry.

I would like to say thank you to anyone who was involved. I don’t think they realize how much they change people’s lives.


Maxillofacial patient

SYK CORP 2021-12-116

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Hana finds her passion
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Patient education

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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.