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.
Sean beat the odds

Every year up to 395,000 Americans suffer out of hospital cardiac arrest and survival is dependent on a strong chain of survival. When bystanders provide CPR and use an AED to deliver a shock within 3-5 minutes of collapse or before EMS arrives, survival rates can increase as high as 70%.1 Designed specifically for the lay responder, HeartSine samaritan AEDs offer industry-leading value and environmental protection, all in an easy-to-operate system in the smallest and lightest package available. The transition from bystander to professional care opens the door to more advanced care. The LUCAS chest compression system delivers high-quality, guidelines-consistent chest compressions throughout the code, freeing up providers to focus on other elements of the resuscitation, and allowing caregivers to stay seated during transport.

“I was in the height of my marathon training when I collapsed. I needed nine defibs over the two cardiac arrests to come back.

Cardiac arrest survivor, HeartSine Samaritan AED and
LUCAS Chest compression system patient
Nancy regained her quality of life

54.4 million adults in the United States are diagnosed with some form of arthritis.2 Total ankle replacement allows patients with end-stage ankle arthritis to improve daily life functions. One long-term clinical study of STAR showed 94.4% implant survival at a minimum of 10 years.3

"The word ‘can’t’ wasn’t in my vocabulary before [my] accident, and it’s not in my vocabulary anymore. I can do anything I need to do.


STAR Total Ankle Replacement patient

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.

Stroke survivor, Trevo Retriever patient

Learn more about stroke treatment

Robert took control of his knee pain

Total knee replacements in the U.S. are expected to increase 673% by 2030.4  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.

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 cigarettes5 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.


1. Perkins G, Handley A, Koster R, et al. European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015, Sec 2, Adult basic life support and automated external defibrillation. Resuscitation. 95 (2015)81-99.

2. Arthritis by the numbers.  Published 2018. Accessed June 2019.

3. Jastifer, J., & Coughlin, M. (2014). Long-Term Follow-Up of Mobile Bearing Total Ankle Arthroplasty in the United States. Foot & Ankle International, 143-150

4. 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. . Accessed Feb 26, 2019.

5. 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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