September 2014

Össur VP sets amputee marathon record

By Emily Delzell

Kim De Roy, CPO, PT, Össur Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Education, Prosthetics, set a new world marathon record for transtibial amputees at the Reykjavik Marathon on August 23, the Reykjavik, Iceland-based company announced.

De Roy’s 2:57:09 time was the fastest ever for a below-knee amputee in his category. De Roy ran the marathon, his first, wearing Össur’s Flex-Run Cheetah Xtend with Nike Sole and the Seal V liner.

Also in August, a study comparing Össur’s dynamic force Rebound posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) brace with a static force PCL brace found the Össur device applied forces to the posterior proximal tibia that dynamically increased with increased flexion angle. The Össur brace also applied significantly larger forces at higher flexion angles compared with the static force brace, which may result in less postoperative posterior knee laxity.

The findings were epublished on August 22 by the journal Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.

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