SOURCE: Ossur Americas, Inc.

Ossur Americas, Inc.

October 27, 2011 15:32 ET

Ossur Prosthetic Technologies to Be Featured on Discovery Channel Segment Highlighting Latest Health Innovations

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 27, 2011) - Some of the latest prosthetic technologies from global medical innovator Össur will be featured on an upcoming episode of "Health Heroes" on the Discovery Channel, the company announced today.

The episode, which focuses on assistive technologies, is scheduled to air nationwide on the Discovery Channel on October 28th at 7 am EDT/PDT. Three advanced prostheses from Össur's Bionic Technology platform will be featured, including PROPRIO FOOT®, the world's first artificially intelligent, motorized prosthetic foot; POWER KNEE, the first and only motor-powered prosthetic knee, and SYMBIONIC™ LEG, the world's first completely integrated powered Bionic leg.

The segment also features Amputee Mommy blogger and Washington DC-area resident Peggy Chenoweth, who uses Össur's PROPRIO FOOT, and Louis Namm, a Philadelphia-area counseling psychologist with the Veterans Administration, who wears Össur's POWER KNEE.

"We are pleased that the Discovery Channel is highlighting Össur's advanced Bionic prosthetic technologies, which are evidence of our continuous commitment to helping improve peoples' mobility and enabling them to enjoy lives without limitations," said Mahesh Mansukhani, president of Össur Americas.

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. 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. Össur Americas' headquarters are based in Orange County, CA.

"Health Heroes" identifies and explores today's latest medical advances in all areas of health and wellness. Developed through the real life experiences of industry experts, physicians and their patients, this series combines scientific and clinical data with touching story telling, to deliver the best and most accurate information to viewers.

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