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: 2017-02-09
A suspension liner is provided for use as an interface between a residual limb and a prosthetic socket. The liner has an elongate, generally conical liner body formed from at least one material segment that is at least radially elastically extensible from a relaxed non-extended condition and including proximal and distal end areas, and a seal component connected to the liner body and having an exterior surface defining at least one exterior seal protruding from the exterior surface and extending radially outwardly from the seal component relative to a longitudinal axis of the liner body. The at least one interior seal is located along an interior surface of the seal component and defines at least one blade extending obliquely toward the liner body. A portion of the seal component carrying the interior seal extends freely and is movable relative to the liner body.
Ossur | Date: 2016-06-13
A vacuum suspension system includes a rigid socket defining a socket wall having exterior and interior surfaces. The socket defines an aperture extending between the exterior and interior surfaces, and has a closed distal end and an open proximal end with an interior cavity defined by the interior surface. A fluid regulator is provided at the aperture and operatively engages the fluid regulator. A pump system includes a pump and a covering for securing over the exterior surface of the socket and carrying the pump. The pump is configured for placement proximate to the fluid regulator and arranged for drawing air from the socket through the aperture. A chamber having a variable volume is formed by a space defined between the exterior surface and an inner surface of the covering proximate to the pump.
Ossur | Date: 2016-06-10
A progressive strap assembly includes an elongate, inelastic body having first and second ends, and an elastic body having first and second ends, the first end of the elastic body anchored to the second end of the inelastic body. The elastic body is arranged to stretch a plurality of lengths and has a maximum stretchable length. A tension limiter is connected to the first and second ends of the elastic body and is arranged to inhibit a predetermined stretchable length of the elastic body short of the maximum stretchable length.
Ossur | Date: 2016-03-28
An orthopedic device is arranged for scapulothoracic stabilization, inclusive of features for biomechanical stabilization of the shoulder, scapula and spine, treated alone or in combination with assembly features for supporting an arm or shoulder. The orthopedic device may be arranged in a garment or shoulder harness such that either may include first and second strap systems for extending over first and second shoulders of a user, respectively, and each of the first and second strap systems forms a Figure 9 shape about the respective shoulder, with a strap section arranged to extend toward a waist stabilizer that may form part of the orthopedic device.