Company:  STRYKER CORP (SYK)
Form Type:  8-K
Filing Date:  3/25/2013 
CIK:  0000310764 
Address:  2825 AIRVIEW BLVD 
City, State, Zip:  KALAMAZOO, Michigan 49002 
Telephone:  (269) 389-2600 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
Last Trade
Last Trade: 
$77.88  
Change: 
-0.51 (-0.65%)  
Trade Time: 
04:00 PM EST  
Market Cap: 
$29.45B
Description of Business
Stryker Corporation is one of the world's leading medical technology companies with 2013 revenues of $9,021 and net earnings of $1,006. Stryker's products include implants used in joint replacement and trauma surgeries; surgical equipment and surgical navigation systems; endoscopic and communications systems; patient handling and emergency medical equipment; neurosurgical, neurovascular and spinal devices; as well as other medical device products used in a variety of medical specialties. Stryker was incorporated in Michigan in 1946 as the successor company to a business founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer H. Stryker, a prominent orthopaedic surgeon and the inventor of several orthopaedic products. In the United States, most of our products are marketed directly to doctors, hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Internationally, our products are sold in over 100 countries through company-owned sales subsidiaries and branches as well as third-party dealers and distributors.
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  FORM 8-K
    SECTION 1 BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS
      ITEM 1.01 ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT
    SECTION 2 FINANCIAL INFORMATION
      ITEM 2.03 CREATION OF A DIRECT FINANCIAL OBLIGATION OR AN ...
    SECTION 9 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
      ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
    SIGNATURES
    Exhibit Index
  EXHIBIT 1.1
  EXHIBIT 4.2
  EXHIBIT 4.3
  EXHIBIT 5.1
  EXHIBIT 5.2
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