Mahwah-based medical technology company Stryker Corp. is partnering with Minor League Baseball as its official SmartRobotics Joint Replacement Partner—a first-of-its-kind partnership—the company announced April 29.
Stryker is also the presenting partner of the Own the Walk initiative, which in conjunction with the MiLB aims to encourage fans to stay active.
The initiative will take place through game day events at MiLB parks nationwide where Stryker’s joint replacement technology Mako SmartRobotics, which uses 3D CT-based planning software for hip and knee replacement that enables surgeons to create a 3D image of each patient’s unique anatomy, will be on full display to fans.
“Minor League Baseball fans are not only passionate about the game, but they also care about spending active time together with loved ones, so what better way to get active than by spending a day with the family at the ballpark?” said Don Payerle, president of Stryker’s Joint Replacement division in a prepared statement. “Our country has endured a great deal over the past year and we want to engage local communities with fun and healthy activities, including learning about the importance of joint health and innovative medical technologies like Mako SmartRobotics.”
New Jersey is home to several Minor League Baseball teams, including the Jersey Shore BlueClaws in Lakewood, New Jersey Jackels in Little Falls, Somerset Patriots in Bridgewater, Sussex County Miners in Augusta, and Trenton Thunder in Trenton.