Össur is an Icelandic company that develops, manufactures and sells non-invasive orthopaedics equipment, including bracing and support products, compression therapy, and prosthetics. The company's headquarters is in Reykjavík, and it has offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, with distributors in other markets. Wikipedia.
Ossur | Date: 2016-10-04
An adjustable seal system includes a suspension liner having a liner body and an outer surface. A plurality of seal bands are located along a height of the liner body. A seal component is arranged for removably securing to the liner body. The seal component includes open upper and lower ends defining an opening therethrough and an internal surface arranged to frictionally engage at least one of the seal bands and secure on the outer surface of the liner. The seal component also includes an upper portion descending to at least one seal, and a lower portion.
Ossur | Date: 2016-10-27
A method of making a hinge assembly includes selecting a defined motion path of a hinge assembly comprising a first hinge arm including a first gear having a first plurality of teeth, and a second hinge arm including a second gear having a second plurality of teeth arranged to interact with the first teeth. The defined motion path includes a variable translation of the second hinge arm. The method involves determining a first profile of the first gear along the first teeth and a second profile of the second gear along the second teeth based on the defined motion path. The method involves connecting the first hinge arm to the second hinge arm such that as the second hinge arm rotates relative to the first hinge arm the interaction between the first and second teeth along the first and second profiles translates the second hinge arm along the defined motion path.
Ossur | Date: 2017-01-27
A strap tightener assembly has a base, a tightening device mounted on the base and movable relative thereto, and a strap assembly coupled to the tightening device. The tightening device provides incremental movement of the strap assembly relative to the base at a plurality of predefined settings. A cover extends over the strap assembly and connects to the base so that the base and the cover form a channel permitting movement of the strap assembly therethrough. The cover defines an elongate slot extending along a portion of a length of the cover, and the strap assembly has an indicator identifying the relative location of the strap assembly to the cover. A strap is securable to the strap assembly.
Ossur | Date: 2017-05-17
A tightening system (100) includes a housing (112) and a spool (106) situated within the housing (112). The spool (106) is rotatable about an axis (A) within the housing (112). A tensioning element (102) having an elongate configuration is rotatably linked to the spool (106) and a tension control mechanism (110) is operatively connected to the spool (106). The tension control mechanism (110) is arranged to automatically shift when tension in the tensioning element (102) reaches a predetermined level, which, in turn, releases at least part of the tension in the tensioning element (102).
Ossur | Date: 2017-02-08
A valve (200) for use with a prosthetic socket (14) includes a body (202) defining a first opening (226), a second opening (228) adapted to be in fluid communication with the socket cavity (15), and a passageway (224) formed between the openings (226, 228). A membrane (206) is flexibly seated on the body (202) over the first opening (226). The membrane (206) is movable between a closed position which the first opening (226) is sealed and fluid communication between the first opening (226) such that the second opening (228) is inhibited, and an open position in which the first opening (226) is unsealed such that fluid can flow through the passageway (224). The membrane (206) includes a first part (234) connected to a release element (208) that is operable to move the membrane (206) between the open and closed positions and a free part (232) that is operable independent of the first part (234) to move the membrane (206) between the open and closed positions.
Ossur | Date: 2017-01-18
A method (100) of ordering a custom prosthetic or orthopedic device includes manually moving a portable scanner (5) about an anatomical part of a patient to generate three-dimensional information representative of the anatomical part. The portable scanner (5) is coupled to a mobile device (3) routinely carried by a user. The method involves obtaining order information associated with the patient on the mobile device (3) and transmitting an order (29) with the mobile device (3) to an intended recipient. The order (29) contains at least a portion of the three-dimensional information and at least a portion of the order information.
Ossur | Date: 2017-02-17
A prosthetic adapter including a lower connector, an upper connector rotatably coupled to the lower connector, and a locking mechanism for preventing the upper connector from rotating relative to the lower connector. The locking mechanism is arranged to generally automatically retain a locked position when the lower connector is rotated to an original, predetermined alignment. An activation member is connected to and arranged for operating the locking mechanism.
Ossur | Date: 2017-02-14
A spinal orthosis has an elongate and substantially rigid spinal frame having upper, middle and lower portions, and a lumbar assembly connected to the lower portion of the spinal frame. A strap assembly secures to an upper portion of the spinal frame and is adjustably secured to the lumbar assembly. An elastic strap has a first end secured to the spinal frame and a second end adjustably securing to the lumbar assembly.
Ossur | Date: 2017-03-13
A prosthetic foot including a foot member and a heel member attached to a bottom surface of the foot member. A pump mechanism is located above the foot member and includes a housing and an elastomeric member at least in part defining a fluid chamber. The elastomeric member is operatively connected to the foot member such that when no weight is placed on the prosthetic foot the volume of the fluid chamber is zero or near-zero and upon heel strike the housing rotates relative to the foot member to expand the volume of the fluid chamber and draw fluid into the fluid chamber from a prosthetic socket in fluid communication with the pump mechanism.
Ossur | Date: 2017-04-19
A liner is arranged for use in prosthetic and orthopedic devices. The liner defines first and second end portions, and inner and outer surfaces. The liner includes an inner layer having a frictional component and forms at least part of the periphery of the inner liner surface. The inner layer defines a plurality of apertures. A porous element is in communication with the inner liner surface and is connected to the inner layer such that the apertures permit a transfer of air from the inner surface to the porous element. A base layer adjoins the porous element and extends between the first and second end portions of the liner.