Stryker releases fourth-quarter, year-end 2018 results and 2019 outlook

Stryker released its fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results, as well as its 2019 outlook. According to the Stryker press release, its 2018 sales analysis showed orthopedic net sales of $1.4 billion and $5 billion increased 5.9% and 6.4% in the quarter and full year, respectively, and 7% and 5.9%, respectively, in constant currency. Organic net sales increased 7% and 5.9% in the quarter and full year, respectively, including 8.9% and 8.1% from increased unit volume partially offset by 1.9% and 2.2% from lower prices.Additionally, Stryker reported that neurotechnology and spine net sales of