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Amputee Athletes Push Physical Boundaries With Help From Unique clinic
2012-06-05 14:24:07

UCSF´s Multidisciplinary Training Program Helps Amputees Reach Their Athletic Goals Carlos Gonzalez stands out from an athletic group gathered on a grassy field at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. The gregarious 32-year-old sports a stylish fauxhawk and walks with a confident yet understated swagger. He's training to become a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. The group looks like a slice of the Bay Area: a multiracial gathering — white, black, Latino, Asian, biracial — of...

2011-03-02 08:09:00

Ossur and Challenged Athletes Foundation now assisting Knights of Columbus-Medishare program PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the children injured in that calamity have renewed hope thanks to the joint efforts of Project Medishare, the Knights of Columbus, Ossur, and the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Through the joint "Healing Haiti's Children" program, established by the Knights of Columbus...

2011-02-19 00:00:38

Prosthetic Innovations, LLC Among First in the Nation to Fit Clients for Motorized Prosthetic Knee Crum Lynne, PA (PRWEB) February 18, 2011 Prosthetic Innovations, LLC (Team Pro Limb), a leader in progressive care for upper and lower extremity prosthetic clients across the country, announces their selection by Össur as being one of five certified facilities in the country for the new POWER KNEE. The new POWER KNEE is the world's first and only motor-powered, designed to function as an...

2010-04-27 15:11:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthocare Innovations is pleased to announce the addition of Suzie Williams, CP as Clinical Services Manager. Williams joins Orthocare from Ossur Americas where she served as Regional Clinical Manager. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100427/DA94114) "We are excited that Suzie will be joining us as we were not only impressed by her experience and clinical knowledge, but also by how she was attracted to our corporate vision,"...

2009-08-04 06:55:00

SADDLE BROOK, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (http://www.kessler-rehab.com) is the only hospital in New Jersey and one of the first rehabilitation centers in the country to offer amputees the new PROPRIO FOOT(R), a prosthesis that provides greater flexibility and mobility to its users. This advanced bionic technology, developed by Ossur, a global leader in orthopedic products, closely replicates the function of a natural foot and enables wearers to walk...

2009-01-09 10:45:00

QUEBEC, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Victhom Human Bionics Inc., "Victhom" (TSX: VHB), today announced the unveiling of its updated corporate Website at www.victhom.com. The Website features a new structure that highlights advances in the Company's two operating divisions; Neurobionix, which is developing an implantable neurostimulation device for gait disorders, and Biotronix, which is developing and manufacturing computerized prostheses for above-knee amputees. Commenting on the new...

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2008-09-29 10:25:00

Is it possible to become one of the fastest runners in the world when you are a double leg amputee? This is one of the goals that inspires Ossur, an Icelandic group that was responsible for the prosthetics allowing double-amputee Oscar Pistorius to try to compete in the Beijing Olympics. "What we should do is compared to the real body," said Ossur's Chief Executive Jon Sigurdsson. "And then we see that there is a long way to go. It is a very humbling experience to try to imitate God." In...

2007-01-08 18:00:51

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- DW Healthcare Partners today announced that Rod Boone has joined the firm as an Operating Partner. Rod has over 20 years of experience growing, building and operating healthcare companies. Prior to joining DWHP, Rod was President and CEO of Royce Medical Holdings, a private equity owned orthopedics manufacturer with multiple manufacturing sites in New Jersey, Taiwan, China and California. In August of 2005, Royce Medical was sold to Ossur, a...


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