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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Science and Technology
Medical ➔ Craniomaxillofacial Skull

Identifier:
2010.50.7
Description:
This is a model skull showing examples of Stryker's Craniomaxillofacial products. They include specialized plates, screws, and meshes that surgeons can use to repair fractures to the head, jaw, and face.

​Stryker manufactures an entire line of Craniomaxillofacial products. These sets of screws, meshes, and plates come in a variety of configurations that surgeons can select from to best address the each specific patient.

​This item was given by Stryker to support the development of an exhibit about the Healthcare Industry in West Michigan.

​Dr. Homer Stryker started creating medical equipment in Kalamazoo in the 1930s for one simple reason: to improve patient care. From his earliest inventions like the "walking heel" and "cast cutter" displayed here, through a variety of orthopaedic implants, to the modern marvels of craniomaxillofacial care and vertebral augmentation, this has remained the company's goal. Stryker is now one of the world's leading medical technology companies and still has its world headquarters right here in West Michigan.
Date:
2010
Materials:
Plastic, Metal
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Stryker Corporation
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
West Michigan Medical (2010)
Makers/Donors
Stryker Corporation

Stryker Corporation