Danielle Naylor (Knee)


Standing Tall Again with a Stryker Knee

Dr. Richard Lackman, Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is an Orthopaedic Oncologist who specializes in treating patients with bone and soft tissue tumors. He has been doing limb-sparing surgery for over 20 years and is world renowned as a leading clinician, researcher, and educator in his field. Dr. Lackman has used the Stryker Orthopaedics Modular Replacement System in almost every segmental replacement procedure he has performed.

One of Dr. Lackman’s patients, 18-year-old Danielle Naylor, was diagnosed with a tumor in her distal femur when she was 15. Danielle underwent 23 months of chemotherapy in total. After her first session of chemotherapy was done and the tumor was more manageable, Dr. Lackman performed a knee replacement with the Modular Replacement System. During her battle with cancer, Danielle was diagnosed with a spot in one of her lungs, and it was removed and found to be benign. Several months later, another spot was found, and it was malignant. It was removed, and Danielle has been on an unbelievable road to recovery.

Danielle’s mom wanted to make sure that everyone at Stryker Orthopaedics understands how their work impacts real people and real lives, just like hers and Danielle’s, every day. “It’s not just a box that’s being sent out the door. Thanks to the implants that you make, my daughter is still standing tall.”