Hip and knee implants are a big market -- according to Smith & Nephew's (NYSE: SNN ) 2013 annual report, worth $14 billion last year. And given that the market has seen strong growth, with Medicare-covered knee replacement surgeries growing by 162% from 1991 to 2010, it's time to consider what investments might be most attractive in this market -- particularly given that most of them pay a dividend. So, Smith & Nephew? Zimmer (NYSE: ZMH ) ? Stryker (NYSE: SYK ) ? Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) ?
In the video below, Motley Fool health care analysts Michael Douglass and David Williamson give their take.
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