Össur is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations. The company was founded in 1971 by Icelandic prosthetist Össur Kristinsson, who developed the breakthrough silicone interface for prosthetic sockets, the Iceross® liner. In 1986, Össur started its international expansion, in the same year as Össur received its first patent.

The company is focused on improving people's mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies in the fields of Prosthetics and Bracing & Supports and has a successful track record in the development, production, and sale of non-invasive orthopaedics. After its first listing on the Iceland Stock Exchange in 1999, the Company expanded rapidly through a series of strategic acquisitions. Significant ongoing investment in research and innovation has also been central to its growth and award-winning designs have ensured a consistently strong position in the market. The Company has been listed on the NASDAQ Copenhagen Stock Exchange since 2009.

A global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics, our mission is to improve people’s mobility.

Headquartered in Iceland and employing a staff of over 3,500 located in over 30 countries, Össur has extensive operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, with numerous distributors in other markets. 

The company is named after Össur Kristinsson, an Icelandic prosthetist who developed the breakthrough silicone interface for prosthetic sockets, the Iceross® liner. Himself an amputee, Mr. Kristinsson was motivated by his own needs and entrepreneurial spirit. Building on that pioneering tradition, Össur has added numerous life changing products to its portfolio. Among them are dynamic braces such as the Unloader One®, clinically proven to relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis, and the PROPRIO FOOT®, the world's first motorized foot incorporating Bionic Technology by Össur.

Össur product solutions are globally recognized under brand names such as CTi®, Rebound®, Miami J®, Unloader®, Iceross®, Pro-Flex® and Rheo Knee®, all of which have been developed to improve people’s mobility and quality of life.

As part of Össur's long-standing commitment to social responsibility, the company has been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact since 2011, and also participates in the Nasdaq Nordic and Baltic exchanges' voluntary guidelines for Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG).

Wide-ranging expertise

Founded in 1971, Össur is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics and is listed on the NASDAQ Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

A talented team

Passionate and motivated people with the smartest minds – Össur has over 3,500 employees located in over 30 countries.

Extensive global reach

The Össur Head Office is located in Iceland and the company also has numerous operational centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as a wide network of distributors in other markets.

Our Mission

We improve people’s mobility

At Össur, a passionate commitment to innovation and quality has been driving successful patient and business outcomes for decades. Our mission is to improve people's mobility, so they can live their Life Without Limitations.

Our vision is to be a leading company in non-invasive orthopaedics. We focus on improving people's mobility by successfully commercializing innovative technologies within the fields of Prosthetics and Bracing & Supports.

Main Focus Areas


Össur generates value for its customers, shareholders and employees through innovation, efficiency and growth.

Innovation

We embrace innovation in all our actions. We will be at the forefront of indication-based innovation to ensure our consistently strong position in the market.

Efficiency

We strive to increase efficiency and drive continuous improvement in our operations. We run efficient operations in optimal locations, hire passionate employees and deliver strong profit and cash flow.

Growth

We achieve growth by successfully commercializing our innovation through our localized go-to-market strategy and commitment to our customers’ needs.