This is an artificial knee joint featuring metal protrusions with a plastic joint.
Top - 2010.50.9 A
Bottom - 2010.50.8 B;The Stryker Corporation were pioneers in the field of joint replacement and the manufacture of joint implants. This "Duracon" branded knee implant features a
posteriorly located stabilizer cam mechanism which eliminates interference with patellofemoral tracking; a trochlea which supports the patella through 115 degrees of flexion, limiting polyethylene wear; immediate engagement of posterior cam mechanism provides superb joint stability; and height and posterior location of the post increases resistance to varus/valgus forces present with deficient collateral ligaments.;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.