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 News Release - March 15, 2013

Stryker Announces The Launch Of The ES2(TM) Spinal System

The latest in Percutaneous Screw Technology providing physicians with a powerful new system to treat patients undergoing Minimally Invasive Procedures

ALLENDALE, N.J., March 15, 2013 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Stryker announced today the launch of the ES2 Spinal System. The ES2 system is built on Stryker's trusted Xia 3 pedicle screw technology, which has been used in approximately 500,000 cases worldwide. ES2's streamlined implant and instrument design allows for one-step, percutaneous placement of the screw and retractor, providing surgeons with the efficiency, simplicity and security they desire during minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Jeffrey Roh, Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of the Seattle Minimally Invasive Spine Center in Seattle, Washington, commented that, "the ES2 implant has built-in reduction capabilities, integrated blades and an anatomically designed thread pattern that has given me a well-rounded system to use in MIS cases. With ES2, I am confident that my patients are receiving the highest quality products that allow me to provide excellent outcomes both during and after their surgery."

This release marks yet another technology to further strengthen Stryker's LITe™ (Less Invasive Technologies) platform of thirteen MIS products which are segmented into four key areas including:

Access Systems: LITe Decompression Tubes, Phantom and Luxor retractors
Disc Preparation: Reliance LITe and Reliance Total PLIF
Interbody Insertion: AVS ARIA, AVS Navigator, AVS TL, AVS PL and AVS UniLIF
Fixation Solutions: Techtonix, Mantis and Mantis Redux

"The ES2 Spinal System is an exciting addition to our ever-growing portfolio of less invasive technologies and a great compliment to Stryker's power platform which includes CD3, the only FDA cleared cordless power drill," commented Spencer Stiles, President of Stryker Spine. The system is also compatible with Stryker Navigation's SpineMap3D_2.0 software and spine navigation instruments.

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. For more information about Stryker, please visit

Source: Stryker

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