Emlyn Lewis, Managing Director Northern Europe, Össur
Founded in 1971, Össur has wide-ranging expertise in the development, production, and sale of non-invasive orthopaedics. Significant ongoing investment in research and innovation has also been central to its growth.
Pioneers of advanced technology, our mission is to improve people’s mobility.
As a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics, we have nurtured an innovative mind-set, continuously pushing the boundaries to create the best products and services in the fields of Prosthetic, Osteoarthritis and Injury Solutions.
True advocates of "Life Without Limitations", we work with individuals, clinicians and diverse communities around the world to support a better quality of life for millions of people.
Among other accolades, Össur is honoured to be recognised by the World Economic Forum as a "Technology Pioneer". True advocates of ‘Life Without Limitations‘‘, the Company works with individuals, clinicians and diverse communities to support a better quality of life for millions of people around the world.
“We believe in offering effective product solutions coupled with innovative triage and treatment pathways. These constructs provide an alternative to traditional treatment protocols and lead to improved patient outcomes”
The Company is named after Össur Kristinsson, an Icelandic prosthetist who developed the breakthrough silicone interface for prosthetic sockets, the Iceross® liner. Building on that pioneering tradition, Össur has added numerous life changing products to its portfolio.
Although our history is in product innovation we recognise that healthcare is changing and our area of non-invasive orthopaedics is no exception. Innovation in product design is essential to our growth but without innovations in patient treatment pathways this will merely increase overall healthcare costs. In the current healthcare environment, this would limit the market potential of the innovation that we bring to our customers.
If we are to bring value to our customers, improved outcomes to our patients and reasonable reward to shareholders, we need to innovate in conservative management pathways with healthcare systems around the globe. It is partnership between industry, payers and healthcare providers that is required to achieve these winning collaborations. In some cases, we have to question the reliance on traditional surgical interventions in order to move the game forward.
We believe in offering effective product solutions coupled with innovative triage and treatment pathways. These constructs provide an alternative to traditional treatment protocols and lead to improved patient outcomes.
Össur works towards the vision of enabling a life without limitation for our users, and that cannot be accomplished without harmony between ground-breaking technology and the personal insight and expertise of a medical professional.