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Ossur Hf : Clinical results demonstrate that the Unloader One reduces pain, increases function and life quality for knee osteoarthritis patients

October 8, 2012 - London


Announcement from Össur hf.No:28/2012
Reykjavik, 8 October 2012


Clinical results demonstrate that the Unloader One® reduces pain, increases function and life quality for knee osteoarthritis patients

Clinical study performed by Steadman Philippon Research Institute in the US demonstrates positive results on the function of Össur's osteoarthritis knee brace Unloader One®. The results demonstrate reduced pain and increased function. After six months 25% of patients reported reduction in usage of pain medication and 35% reported less usage of anti-inflammatories. These results in addition to other studies that have been performed on the function of Unloader One, in the past years, confirm Unloader One as an alternative treatment option for patients with osteoarthritis.

"Osteoarthitis is a major global health burden and the success of the Unloader One as a treatment for knee osteoarthritis has inspired us to focus on further innovation in non-operative treatment of osteoarthritis" said Jon Sigurdsson, president and CEO.

Steadman Philippon Research Institute is recognized globally for its pioneering research in osteoarthritis, surgery, and injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Briggs KK, Matheny LM, Steadman JR. Improvement in quality of life with use of an Unloader knee brace in active patients with OA: A prospective cohort study. J Knee Surg 2012; Advance online publication. Retrieved 23rd August 2012.doi:10.1055/s-0032-1313748

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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 therapy, including the Flex-Foot Cheetahcarbon fiber running prostheses used by "The Blade Runner," renowned double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius.  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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