Our background

Össur works with individuals, clinicians and diverse communities around the world to support a better quality of life for millions of people. Our commitment to equality, in terms of aspiration and opportunity, is reflected across our operations, our customer-base and beyond.

Recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, Össur is determined to further strengthen its market position. Helping to achieve that goal are strategic acquisitions such as that of upper-limb prosthetic specialists Touch Bionics, among others.

Global Focus

Wide-ranging expertise

Founded in 1971, Össur is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics and is listed on the NASDAQ Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

A talented team

Inspired and inspirational people with the smartest minds – Össur has around 3500 employees located in 25 countries.

Extensive global reach

Össur has its head office in Iceland and operational centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as numerous distributors in other markets.

The Össur name

The company is named after Össur Kristinsson, an Icelandic prosthetist who developed the Iceross® liner, the breakthrough silicone interface for prosthetic sockets. Building on that pioneering tradition, Össur has added numerous innovative products and services to its portfolio. Strategic acquisitions and significant ongoing investment in research & development have contributed to our growth.



A historic year on many fronts

  • New Rebound® ACL, Balance™ Foot S / Balance™ Foot S Torsion and Unloader One® X Custom fully launched
  • Össur named a Top Workplace of 2020 by The Orange County Register
  • Össur Mexico recognized as "one of the best places to work for" during Covid-19
  • RHEO KNEE XC wins the 2019 GOOD DESIGN Award
  • Össur donates work and components to the Icelandic health authorities by custom manufacturing few Mobile Patient Isolation Units which are used to transport infected patients during Covid-19
  • Team Össur member Markus Rehm named Germany's Paraathlete of the Decade
  • Team Össur members featured in Rising Phoenix, a ground-breaking movie about the Paralympic Movement, worldwide on Netflix
  • Global recognition in prestigious media outlets such as NY Times, Newsweek, BBC, ESPN, TEDx, Runner’s World, Triathlete, The Ellen Show, The Doctors and more


Life Without Limitations

  • More than 25 products launched and several incremental updates within both the prosthetic and bracing & supports segments, including the i-Limb Wrist, PROPRIO FOOT, Miami J Select and the highly anticipated Unloader One X knee brace.
  • Global recognition in prestigious media outlets such as BBC, Forbes, TIME Magazine, Nature Medicine and more
  • RHEO KNEE XC wins the Red Dot Design Award in the Product Design category and the 2019 iF Design Award in the Medicine / Health category
  • Össur and the Danish National Olympic & Paralympic Committee announce partnership agreement
  • Life Without Limitations – new Össur global brand campaign launched
  • Össur announces agreement to acquire College Park Industries
  • Össur and Alfred Mann Foundation sign new agreement to extend exploration of mind-controlled prosthetics
  • Team Össur members excel at 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai
  • Össur celebrates 20 years as a publicly traded company with the Nasdaq closing bell ceremony in New York City’s Times Square


We innovate to improve people‘s mobility

  • 25 new products launched including Pro-Flex® LP Align, Rebound® Post-Op Knee and an array of soft goods products both under the Össur Formfit® and Gibaud® brands.
  • The Össur Formfit® Pro Knee OA was launched in partnership with Iceland’s national soccer team.
  • The value of the Össur Unloader One® brace confirmed in first of its kind placebo OA bracing study.
  • Scottish First Minister announces R&D grant for Össur‘s Touch Bionics operations.
  • Össur named one of the top orthopedic device firms by ODT.
  • Team Össur athletes win 10 medals and set 2 world records in Berlin at the IPC Athletics European Championships and Markus Rehm sets a new world record at the Japan Para Championships.


Solutions that make a difference

  • New products include Unloader® One Lite, Miami LSO®, Pro-Flex® LP Torsion and Pro-Flex® XC Torsion as well as new versions of the RHEO KNEE® and RHEO KNEE® XC
  • Össur Ambassadors featured in campaigns for global brands such as Toyota and Nike
  • Touch Bionics receives two Scotland Life Sciences Awards
  • Össur selected by Orange County Register as Top Workplace
  • Össur participates as Gold sponsor at the Global ISPO Congress held in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Pro golfer William McGirt becomes an Unloader® spokesperson
  • Over 400 entries received in the third #MyWinningMoment contest


Winning Moments

  • New products include the Pro-Flex® LP, Pro-Flex® XC, RHEO KNEE® 3, RHEO KNEE® XC, Unloader® Hip, Rebound® Hip and a range of Form Fit products.
  • Össur acquires Medi Prosthetics (Germany) and Touch Bionics (UK).
  • Team Össur athletes in the spotlight at the Rio Paralympic Games, winning 26 medals and setting three World and six Paralympic records.
  • Össur launches #MyWinningMoment – the Company’s first online contest celebrating amputee mobility.


Pushing Boundaries

  • Össur expands the Unloader® OA brace family with introduction of Unloader FIT, and launches the Rebound® PCL , the world’s first dynamic force brace.
  • Mind-controlled prosthetics introduced at Össur Capital Markets Day.
  • Össur Ambassador Jami Marseilles becomes first female bilateral amputee to complete a full marathon.


Education and Empowerment

  • Össur introduces new products, Rebound® Cartilage, and SYMBIONIC® LEG 3
  • New Össur Academy facility opens in Orlando, Florida.
  • Össur signs the United Nations Women‘s Empowerment Principles.
  • Richard Browne Jr. and two world record holders, Alan Oliveira and Markus Rehm join Team Össur.


Broadened Portfolio

  • New products include Cheetah Xtreme® and Cheetah Xtend® running feet, both with Nike Spike Pad, as well as Vari-Flex® XC Rotate, Unity®, Miami Lumbar® Posteo, CTi® Custom and SmartMeasure™.
  • Össur acquires TeamOlmed (Sweden), OCH (Norway) and Ortopedia Correto (Brazil).
  • Össur CEO Jon Sigurdsson among 20 “greatest business thinkers” in the Nordic region


Groundbreaking Achievements

  • Össur introduces the world‘s first complete bionic leg - the SYMBIONIC LEG®- promptly named "Best Of What's New" by Popular Science magazine.LEG
  • Javelin Gold medalist Helgi Sveinsson joins Team Össur.
  • Team Össur members take center stage at the London Paralympic Games, capturing numerous medals, while Oscar Pistorius becomes first amputee to also compete in the Olympic Games.


Design Advances

  • Introduction of a second generation POWER KNEE®, the world’s first and still the only motor-powered prosthesis for above-knee amputees.
  • Össur receives the Red Dot Design Award in the product design category for the PROPRIO FOOT® and the Rebound Air Walker®.


Industry Leaders

  • Introduction of a redesigned RHEO KNEE®, solidifying Össur’s leading role in bionic technology.
  • Össur listed on the NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen Stock Exchange.


International Recognition

  • Össur awarded the Charles D. Siegal President’s Award by the Disability Rights Legal Center.
  • Team Össur athletes participate in the Beijing Paralympic Games, achieving great success.


Innovative Design

  • Vice President of Research & Innovation, Dr. Hilmar Janusson, named by Business Week as one of the Top Ten Cutting Edge Designers of the Year.


Enhanced Portfolio new Products

  • Össur acquires Gibaud Group (France), as well as Innovation Sports (USA), the latter best known for its popular CTi® knee brace.
  • Launch of third Bionic product – the world’s first intelligent foot module, the PROPRIO FOOT®.


Pioneering Technology

  • Össur launches its second bionic product. The POWER KNEE® is the world’s first powered prosthesis for above-knee amputees.
  • Össur acquires Advanced Prosthetic Components (USA), Royce Medical Holdings Inc. (USA), Innovative Medical Products (UK) and GMB Medical AB (Sweden).


Bionic Expertise

  • Össur launches RHEO KNEE®; the first of three products in the Company’s bionic technology platform.


More Products

  • Launch of the Iceross Seal-In® liner; a revolutionary silicone suspension concept.
  • Össur acquires Generation II Group, creators of leading osteoarthritis knee brace “The Unloader®”.


First acquisitions

  • Össur acquires Flex-Foot Inc., Pi Medical, Karlsson and Bergström and Century XXII.


New Investment

  • Össur listed on the Iceland Stock Exchange (now known as NASDAQ OMX Stock Exchange).


Product Development

  • Össur granted its first patent.


Össur Established

  • The company ‘Össur’ founded in Reykjavik by prosthetist Össur Kristinsson, together with several Icelandic disability organizations.