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Stryker Makes Key Announcements At AAOS

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 5:30am

Stryker Corporation's Orthopaedics division unveiled two of its latest hip systems at this year's annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conference. The Rejuvenate Modular Primary Hip System and the ADM Mobile Bearing Acetabular System with X3 aim to increase implant durability and stability, enhance patient mobility and give surgeons greater choice and efficiency in the operating room. Additionally, Stryker's Exeter hip stem is celebrating both its 40th anniversary and one millionth manufacturing during 2010.

Despite the availability of newer, more expensive hip systems, the UK National Joint Registry endorsed the Exeter hip system as one of the best performing hip systems in the world. This week Stryker is also announcing that its recent FDA-monitored Investigational Device Exemption study found no statistical difference in clinical outcomes between its mobile bearing and traditional fixed bearing knee systems.

Finally, in expanding its set of solutions for bone fracture, Stryker's Trauma & Extremities business will feature three new plating systems: the VariAx Elbow Locking Plate System, the VariAx Fibula Locking Plate System, and the AxSOS Extremity Plating System – all designed to provide a broader range of options for implant size, fixation, and strength.

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