Founded in 1971, Össur has wide-ranging expertise in the development, production, and sale of non-invasive orthopaedics. After its first listing on the Iceland Stock Exchange in 1999, the Company expanded rapidly through a series of strategic acquisitions. Significant ongoing investment in research and innovation has also been central to its growth. A global leader in the field, Össur is determined to further strengthen its market position. The Company has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen Stock Exchange since 2009.
Innovation recognised throughout the world
It is this philosophy that has underpinned the emergence of products that have won awards around the globe. These innovations include Unloader One® and CTi®, knee braces recognised by the medical profession for their efficacy in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and ligament injuries.
"POWER KNEE™", the first motorised prosthesis is one of the first 3 global innovations to emerge from the ultra-sophisticated Bionic Technology by Össur technological platform. Össur product solutions are globally recognised under brand names such as CTi®, Rebound®, Miami®, Innovator®, Unloader®, Iceross®, Flex-Foot® and Total Knee®, all of which have been developed to improve people’s mobility and quality of life.
Thanks to its cutting-edge Research and Development (R&D) department, Össur is recognised as a "Technology Pioneer" by the World Economic Forum. By dedicating a significant share of its investments to R&D, Össur is constantly strengthening its technical position at the forefront of innovation.
A fervent advocate of a "life without limitations", Össur works with health professionals, clinicians and numerous communities to help improve the quality of life of millions of people around the world. The company is named after its founder, Össur Kristinsson, an Icelandic prosthetist who developed the breakthrough silicone interface for prosthetic sockets, the Iceross® liner. Building on that pioneering tradition, Össur has added numerous life-changing products to its portfolio. Among them are dynamic braces such as the Unloader XT (previously GII) and Unloader One®, clinically proven to relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis, and the unique SYMBIONIC® LEG, the world's first complete bionic leg incorporating Bionic Technology by Össur..
Today, the company employs over 2,200 people at 18 strategic locations, giving Össur an international reach.
Historically based in Iceland (where it has its headquarters), Össur has extended its operations to the United States, Europe, and Asia and has numerous distributors in other markets.
Having been acquired by Össur en 2006, GIBAUD shares its values and its desire to provide patients with a life without limitations.
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