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Stryker Marks One Million Mesa Pedicle Screw Implantations Globally

October 5, 2020

LEESBURG, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stryker announced today that it has surpassed one million Mesa Pedicle Screw implantations globally since its launch in 2006. To celebrate this milestone, Stryker will feature the Mesa Spinal System in a virtual exhibit space during the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting, occurring virtually from Oct. 6-9, 2020.

Featured across various spinal systems, Mesa Pedicle Screws provide a 60-degree range of motion, variability in the sagittal plane provided by the polyaxial screws along with a derotation capability provided by the monoaxial screws, and rod placement accommodations designed to eliminate screw height adjustment. Its seamless instrumentation is designed to address challenging correction maneuvers in complex spine surgery.

“When I first started my practice I used almost every system available, then fortunately I came across the Mesa System,” said William Accousti, MD, a spine surgeon at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “Comparable systems usually require attaching additional equipment to perform derotation after certain corrective maneuvers. With the Mesa System, I am able to correct all three planes of deformity simultaneously.”

“Mesa has been a significant advancement in pedicle screw technology in the last 30 years,” added John P. Kostuik, MD, former President of the North American Spine and Scoliosis Research Societies, Chief of Orthopedics at Johns Hopkins, and Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of K2M. “With its low profile, locking simplicity and versatility, we created an enhanced system designed to treat pathologies from the cervical spine to the sacrum. I am proud to have been a part of its development and am pleased that it continues to provide value to surgeons worldwide as part of Stryker’s innovative product offering.”

Stryker’s Mesa Spinal Platform consists of several top-loading, low-profile systems, including Mesa Deformity, Mesa 2 Deformity, Mesa Degenerative, Mesa Mini, Mesa Rail and Mesa Small Stature.

“At Stryker, we are driven to continue leading the way in complex spine innovation,” said Eric Major, President of Stryker’s Spine division. “This extraordinary milestone demonstrates our ongoing commitment to advancing state-of-the-art solutions, like Mesa, which have helped surgeons produce positive outcomes in patients who present with many of the world’s most debilitating spinal pathologies.”

Stryker will showcase its comprehensive Mesa Deformity Platform this week at the 2020 North American Spine Society’s Virtual Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

More information is available at www.strykerspine.com.

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at www.stryker.com.

Drs. Accousti and Kostuik are paid consultants of Stryker. Their statements represent their own opinions based on personal experience and are not necessarily those of Stryker. Individual results may vary.

A surgeon must always rely on his or her own professional clinical judgment when deciding whether to use a particular product when treating a particular patient. Stryker does not dispense medical advice and recommends that surgeons be trained in the use of any particular product before using it in surgery.

The information presented is intended to demonstrate the breadth of Stryker product offerings. A surgeon must always refer to the package insert, product label and/or instructions for use before using any Stryker product. Products may not be available in all markets because product availability is subject to the regulatory and/or medical practices in individual markets. Please contact your Stryker representative if you have questions about the availability of Stryker products in your area.

Stryker or its divisions or other corporate affiliated entities own, use or have applied for the following trademarks or service marks: Mesa Stryker. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners or holders.

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Zeno Group on behalf of Stryker Corporation
Christian Emering, 212 299 8985
christian.emering@zenogroup.com

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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