Science & Nature

May 1, 2015

Helping patients recover

The Orthopedic Frame Company, precursor of Stryker Corporation, was formed on February 20, 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker, a Kalamazoo, Michigan based orthopedist. Stryker developed the Turning Frame - a mobile hospital bed that allowed for repositioning of injured patients while providing necessary body immobility, the cast cutter - a cast cutting apparatus that removed cast material without damaging underlying tissues, and the walking heel, among others.

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