Stryker Brings The Mobility Zone® And Joint Health Education To The Wells Fargo Championship

Published: May 02, 2018

MAHWAH, N.J., May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Orthopaedics continues its fifth consecutive year as the "Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR® and PGA TOUR Champions," with its third stop of 2018 and first-time appearance at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, NC.

The tournament returns to the Quail Hollow Club, where Stryker will be on-site educating golf fans about the importance of joint health through an interactive experience in The Mobility Zone, featuring an Accuracy Challenge and Stryker's Mako Technology.

Inside The Mobility Zone, fans can take a shot at surgery with the new Accuracy Challenge. Featuring a life-size model, Art H. Ritis, the Accuracy Challenge is designed to provide a basic understanding of joint replacement surgery and Stryker's Mako Technology.

Fans will have the opportunity to speak with orthopaedic surgeons who use Mako Technology at The Mobility Zone to discuss joint health and treatment options. Tournament goers will also see Stryker throughout the course with its Health Walk positioned along "the Green Mile". This two-mile walk features interactive signs designed to educate fans about joint health and challenge them with golf trivia and questions about holes 16, 17 and 18.

"We're very excited about our first appearance at the Wells Fargo Championship," said Stuart Simpson, President, Stryker's Joint Replacement Division. "Engaging with fans at The Mobility Zone and through the Health Walk provides a great opportunity to educate individuals about joint health and Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, which we are very much committed to."

Lastly, tournament goers can show their support for veterans by purchasing the same Stryker hat that PGA TOUR professional, and longtime brand ambassador, Fred Funk wears on TOUR at The Mobility Zone. Stryker is proud to support K9s For Warriors and will make a donation to the nonprofit organization with each hat purchase. K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to military 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 on the Stryker Accuracy Challenge as well as K9s For Warriors involvement, please visit: www.patients.stryker.com.

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.

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-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world's best players, hailing from 25 countries (84 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.

 

CONTACT: Jeanine Guilfoyle, Stryker Orthopaedics, 201-831-6277, jeanine.guilfoyle@stryker.com ; or Stephanie Bostaph-Martin, Ketchum, 646-935-4297, stephanie.bostaph@Ketchum.com

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