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Today we're going to take a look at Stryker (SYK), a company that develops a number of different types of surgical equipment, but is best known for orthopedic implants division, which makes artificial joints.

The takeaway from this view is that investment community has long seen Stryker as one of the best ways to play an aging and more affluent Baby Boomer generation. That said, a lot of those aging potential patients have seen their wealth shrink in the stock market in 2009.

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David Peltier is a research associate at In keeping with TSC's editorial policy, he doesn't own or short individual stocks. He also doesn't invest in hedge funds or other private investment partnerships. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Peltier appreciates your feedback;

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