Stryker Ireland currently employs approximately 2,000 employees across a campus of four locations; three of which are based in Cork and one in Limerick.
A wide and diverse range of Stryker products are manufactured in Ireland including hip and knee system implants, bone cement and bone substitutes, surgical blades and micro-rotary burs which are used for cutting, drilling, burring and shaping bone and soft tissue during orthopaedic, spine, ear, nose and throat plastic surgery. The company’s Neurovascular product pipeline represents a broad offering of detachable coils for the treatment of hemorrhagic stroke (the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain) and ischemic stroke (a blockage in a blood vessel in the brain).
Stryker’s mission is to become the world’s most admired, fastest growing medical technology company. In 2010, sales totalled $7.32 billion, which places Stryker among the 12 leading medical technology companies in the world.
Stryker Ireland, Raheen Business Park, Limerick
Tel: 061 498 200
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This lesson outlines the range of surgical cutting tools and the processes and materials used in making them. Tools that are used more than once must be easily sterilisable.
These days, damaged joints are frequently replaced with artificial parts in a surgical procedure known as arthroplasty. When this is done the space between the artificial parts and the bone this is filled with bone cement. This lesson describes how this cement is the result of a polymerisation process which produces polymethyl-meth-acrylate (PMMA) from the monomer methyl-meth-acrylate (MMA).
This lesson describes the joint types in the human skeleton. It looks at the functioning of two major synovial joints - the hip and the knee. The modern technology that allows the components of these joints to be replaced with artificial prosthetic implants is discussed.