The Big Picture
2021 in Brief
Össur is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics
Sales in 2021 by Segments
as % of sales
USD 339 million
Organic growth: 8%
as % of sales
USD 315 million
Organic growth: 12%
as % of sales
USD 65 million
Organic growth: 9%
Cash generated by operations
HQ FTEs: 600
Female in management postitions
Incident rate per 100 FTEs
Global employee satisfaction
The Big Picture
Year in Review
Össur’s 50th anniversary year was memorable in numerous ways. Paralympic Records, World Records, carbon neutrality, new products, and noteworthy recognition on many fronts. Strong partnerships with our customers and end-users continue to strengthen our commitment to Life Without Limitations®.
Össur’s 50th anniversary kicks off, celebrating 50 years of Life Without Limitations®.
Össur featured in O&P Almanac.
Össur announced it will be Carbon Neutral in 2021.
Team Össur member Marie-Amélie Le Fur, broke her own world record in long jump to 6.14m at the Para Grand Prix in Dubai.
Össur celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Össur’s stand at ISPO 2019, held in Kobe, Japan, chosen as one of the best booth designs and featured in “The Booth Design” book, published in 2021.
Össur won the 2020-2021 Citrix Innovation Award.
Össur’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion statement published.
Össur recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for its intellectual property leadership in conventional mobility assistive technologies.
An 8-page spread in Fréttablaðið, an Icelandic daily newspaper, to celebrate Össur’s 50th anniversary.
Össur launched the new Rebound® Post-Op Elbow, the lightest brace of its kind.
Össur Ambassadors participated in the “Tell me you’re an amputee without telling me you are an amputee” challenge on Instagram.
Össur launched three new, next-generation Cheetah® running prosthesis and the Rebound® DUAL Recover brace.
Össur introduced the Össur Give Back Program, giving all employees globally one volunteer day per year.
Team Össur member Fleur Jong broke her own world record in the long jump and becomes the first double amputee to jump over 6 meters (6.02m).
Team Össur member Markus Rehm breaks his own long jump world record from 8.48m to 8.62m at the IPC European Championships in Poland.
The Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix won two prestigious Sports Emmy Awards. The film features Team Össur athletes Bebe Vio and Ntando Mahlangu.
Renowned British designer Ilse Crawford featured the i-Limb® in a Good Design Masterclass episode.
Interview with Team Össur member Fleur Jong on Primetime Dutch television, reaching 1.4 million viewers.
Team Össur member Trenten Merrill featured in the LA Times.
Össur supports the #WeThe15 global movement, a public campaign for disability visibility, inclusion and accessibility.
Össur featured in L’Equipe, the leading sport magazine in France.
Tokyo Paralympic Games - Team Össur won 28 medals, set four new World Records and three new Paralympic Records.
Össur Ambassador from Spain, Marta Casado (with her Cheetah® Knee and Flex-Run™) is the face of a new campaign by “Lefties”, an international clothing brand.
Össur DACH opened a new office in Cologne, Germany.
Team Össur member Fleur Jong featured on the cover of Women’s Health Magazine.
The world’s most renowned surgeons met in Stockholm to discuss Össur’s Rebound® ACL brace.
Össur products featured in the famous Real Bodies exhibition in Bologna, Italy.
Össur extended its 30-year long partnership with the Icelandic Disabled Sports Association (NPC Iceland).
Össur named one of Medtech’s 100 largest players.
Team Össur member Marko Cheseto Lemtukei set another new World Record at the 2021 New York Marathon with a time of 2:35:55.
Össur had a great showing at the NYC Marathon with Marko Cheseto, Richard Whitehead, Rudy Garcia-Tolson, and Ernst van Dyk all participating in the grueling marathon with great results.
The first Össur + CAF Running & Mobility Clinic of 2021 in Denver was featured in Amplitude Magazine.
Hilmar Snær Örvarsson, leading para-alpine skier, joined Team Össur.
Team Össur member Ntando Mahlangu named GQ Magazine’s Sportsperson of the Year.
Jon Sigurdsson, Össur’s President and CEO announces plans to retire after Q1 2022. Sveinn Sölvason, Össur’s Chief Financial Officer named successor.
The Big Picture
Össur at a Glance
Össur is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics; innovating, producing, and providing advanced and innovative technological solutions within the prosthetics and bracing & supports market. Our mission is to improve the mobility of our end-users so they can live their Life Without Limitations®.
We Improve People's Mobility
Since the foundation of Össur in 1971, 50 years ago, the Company has grown through a healthy combination of organic development and acquisitions, both in Prosthetics and Bracing & Supports. Össur has a strong global presence in its industries and key markets and is well positioned to leverage future growth opportunities. Össur’s main focus areas are innovation, growth and efficiency. Össur is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen, has operations in 35 countries and has around 4,000 employees across the globe. Össur is signatory to the UN Global Compact, UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and became carbon neutral in 2021.
Life Without Limitations®
We strive to create a Life Without Limitations® for our end-users. They are at the core of everything we do, and we specialize in providing qualitative and comprehensive solutions to their wide range of individual needs.
We help our end-users to advance in their everyday life and pursue their goals without limitations. Prosthetics are used by individuals who are living with limb loss or limb difference for a variety of reasons. Vascular disease, diabetes, trauma, and congenital defects are some of the more common reasons. Bracing & Supports are used by individuals who develop knee pain, are diagnosed with osteoarthritis in their joints, incur fractures to their ligaments or injure themselves causing movement impairment.
World Class Innovation Capabilities
Significant investment in research and development has resulted in over 2,000 patents, award-winning designs, successful clinical outcomes, and consistently strong market positions. Every year, we invest around 5% of sales in research and development to progress and enhance our product portfolio for the benefit of our end-users. Össur is a pioneer of advanced technology with top tier brand recognition based on quality and high reliability, providing scientifically proven solutions that deliver effective clinical outcomes. We emphasize listening to and learning from our end-users to develop successful products. By understanding our end-users’ needs, through continuous development and pushing the boundaries of technology, we continue to create some of the best products and services available in Prosthetics and Bracing & Supports. In 2021, we introduced 14 new products to the market.
Össur operates within two market segments of the orthopaedic market: Prosthetics and Bracing & Supports. Prosthetic products include artificial limbs and related products for amputees while bracing & supports products are used to support joints and other body parts, both for preventive and therapeutic purposes.
People living with lower extremity amputation
Broad product offering for lower extremity prosthesis
People living with lower and upper extremity amputation
Advanced microprocessor controlled feet, knees, hands and fingers
Bracing & Supports
People recovering from fractures, ligament, injuries or need a post operative treatment
Products stabilizing joints and improving healing
People living with Osteoarthritis (OA)
Non Surgical treatment by unloading affected joint with braces
Össur’s prosthetics product portfolio includes a full range of premium lower and upper limb prosthetic components. The portfolio ranges from solutions to support low active individuals who may be challenged to maintain the ideal balance of safety, comfort, and mobility, to solutions designed to enable especially active people to excel and engage in high-impact activities.
Bracing & Supports
Össur’s osteoarthritis (OA) solutions are designed to enhance quality of life, reduce pain, and improve mobility for people living with osteoarthritis. Össur offers the Unloader One® range of knee braces that relieve pain from knee osteoarthritis, as well as the Unloader® Hip which is designed to reduce pain by optimizing load dispersion for patients suffering from mild and moderate osteoarthritis of the hip.
Össur’s injury solutions are designed for people recovering from fractures, ligament injuries or for those in need of post-operative treatment solutions. These solutions are designed to support the healing process of bone and soft tissue injuries. Several of these products come with the Functional Healing® seal that signifies a clinically validated healing solution that helps enhance the body’s natural healing process while maximizing mobility.
Who are the end-users that benefit from our solutions?
- High and low active lower limb amputees
- Upper limb amputees
- Children living with limb loss
- Athletes living with limb loss
Bracing & Supports
- People that require post-operative treatment
- People in rehabilitation for PCL ruptures
- People requiring protection and joint stabilization
- People with foot and ankle injuries that require immobilization
- People with mild to severe osteoarthritis
- People seeking treatment for venous ulcers and swelling