Stryker Educates Golf Fans About Joint Health At The Sanford International

Friday, September 21, 2018 General News
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The official joint replacement products of the PGA TOUR®, Stryker, makes its first appearance at the Sioux Falls tournament

MAHWAH, N.J., Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Stryker makes its first appearance at The Sanford International in

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with a mission to educate golf fans about joint health, joint replacement and Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery – one of the latest advancements in orthopaedics. Open Friday through Sunday, The Mobility Zone® is an engaging destination for tournament-goers interested in speaking with local orthopaedic surgeons and anyone who simply wants to learn more about joint health.

Offering an onsite resource for questions about joint pain, Stryker has invited local orthopaedic surgeons to The Mobility Zone. Stryker encourages anyone who has joint pain, or has a loved one suffering from joint pain, to come by and talk to surgeons about potential treatment options.

Additionally, tournament-goers can visit The Mobility Zone to learn about Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery from surgeons who use the technology.

"We're delighted to bring joint health education to the Sioux Falls area," said Stuart Simpson, President, Stryker's Joint Replacement Division. "Offering total hip, total knee and partial knee applications, Mako is exciting technology for joint replacement. We're thrilled to talk with fans at The Mobility Zone about Mako Technology and joint health."

The Accuracy Challenge, a key feature of The Mobility Zone, is an engaging activity designed to give fans a greater understanding of joint replacement surgery and Stryker's Mako Technology.  Fans eager to take on the challenge will attempt to remove replica arthritic bones from our life-size model, named Art H. Ritis, and replace them with Stryker's hip and knee implants.

Fans are also invited to check out Stryker's 2-mile health walk at the course. The health walk's interactive signs provide joint health education and challenging golf trivia.

The Mobility Zone also offers the opportunity to support K9s For Warriors by purchasing the same hat that PGA TOUR professional, and longtime brand ambassador, Fred Funk wears. With each purchase, Stryker will make a donation to the organization, which finds, trains and matches service dogs with veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury or other military trauma as a result of military service post 9/11.

For additional information Stryker's Accuracy Challenge as well as K9s For Warriors involvement, please visit: patients.stryker.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 stryker.com.

About PGA TOUR

By showcasing golf's greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide.

The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world's best players, hailing from 27 countries (88 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 226 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving. In 2017, tournaments across all Tours generated a record of more than $180 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.65 billion.

The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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