Stryker Introduces The ICONIX™ All Suture Anchor Platform

          Stryker Introduces The ICONIX™ All Suture Anchor Platform

New All Suture Technology Offers a Sophisticated Approach to Shoulder and Hip
Arthroscopy Procedures

PR Newswire

MAHWAH, N.J., March 13, 2013

MAHWAH, N.J., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Stryker announced today the
launch of the ICONIX™ all suture anchor platform with IntelliBraid technology.
The foundation of the ICONIX dates back to all suture fixation technology
first used in clinical cases in 1998. After acquiring the base technology from
Laurane Medical in 2011, the Stryker team applied design expertise to further
develop the ICONIX platform, placing it in a league of its own.

"The ICONIX all suture platform offers our customers an implant with a minimal
footprint, exceptional biomechanical performance, and varied angles of
approach to give the surgeon more flexibility when placing implants across
multiple indications," says Matt Moreau, Vice President and General Manager of
Stryker's Joint Preservation business. "Our acquisition of the first ever all
suture platform and expertise in flexible technology also allowed us to
optimize the anchor construct, flexible instrumentation, anchor deployment,
and suture manipulation."

"ICONIX is an ideal anchor for those hard to access spots such as the lesser
tuberosity for subscap repair or the medial cuff footprint for double row
partial cuff repair," says Dr. David W. Altchek, Co-Chief of Sports Medicine
and Shoulder Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

The ICONIX all suture anchor fixation platform features:

  oAnchors designed for minimal bone removal during pilot hole creation
  oUnique IntelliBraid technology which creates a bunching effect using
    targeted compression zones within the implant sheath for optimal fixation
  oSingle, double, and triple loaded options indicated for a variety of
    procedures including rotator cuff, instability, and hip labral repair
  oAnatomically designed curved and straight instrumentation options enabling
    easier access and more precise anchor placement
  oDrills with a unique Self Centering (SC) Technology, enabling accurate
    pilot hole placement

The ICONIX platform will be featured at Stryker's booth #3412 at the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting next week, along with
several other new product innovations.

Visit the Stryker channel on YouTube for more information about the ICONIX all
suture anchor platform here.

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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
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Stryker Corporation
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