Commercial Introduction Of The Symbionic Leg

Announcement from Össur hf.
Reykjavik, 20 September 2011







During the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA)'s National Assembly Össur is demonstrating its latest innovation -  SYMBIONIC LEG, the world's first complete Bionic leg. The AOPA trade show takes place this week in Las Vegas.

The SYMBIONIC LEG is the latest addition to Össur's Bionic Platform. SYMBIONIC LEG seamlessly unites the proven capabilities of the bionic products, RHEO KNEE® and PROPRIO FOOT®, into a single integrated unit offering unprecedented functionality for above knee amputees. The prosthesis was designed to enable users to experience confident mobility on all terrains without gait deviations or compensations. This revolutionary new product, which is the first of its kind in the market,  has been in user testing for over a year and will be available on a limited basis in late 2011.

AOPA is the largest tradeshow in the O&P industry with around 1700 participants and an important platform for the industry stakeholders to introduce new products and technologies.   

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Össur (NASDAQ OMX: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people's mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies within the fields of braces, supports, prosthetic limbs and compression therapies. A recognized "Technology Pioneer", Össur invests significantly in research and product development; its award-winning designs ensuring a consistently strong position in the market. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Össur's educational programs and business solutions. Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide.


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