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OSSUR INTRODUCES A NEW FLEX-FOOT®: THE CETERUS™ THE TORSION CONTROL CELL™ PROVIDES NATURAL, RESPONSIVE ROTATION

JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: June 2002 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p A8
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ALSIO VIEJO, CA (January 23, 2002) – OSSUR, a worldwide leading supplier of prosthetic devices, announced it has introduced Ceterus™, a new prosthetic foot from it’s Flex-Foot® product line. Ceterus™ mimics the body’s natural twisting motion providing responsive rotation for a smoother range of motion.

“As the user pivots on Ceterus™, the Torsion Control Cell™ is gradually twisted and compressed, providing a steady, elastic movement with no abrupt stops,” says Oddny Bjornsdottir, Product Manager Foot Division. She continues, “Both rotary forces on the knee joint and shear forces on the residual limb are reduced allowing amputees to fully enjoy numerous activities.”

Ceterus™ features a built-in vertical shock pylon that is fully adjustable for optimized function. The shock pylon absorbs impact to the resisdual limb during the entire stance phase. Adjustments can be controlled by the user allowing them to engage in varied activities without ever having to change feet or sacrifice comfort and performance. The foot module’s proportional response, patented J-shape and CarbonX™ Active Heel work together to allow amputees to expend less energy. Energy is stored from heel strike to foot flat and then returned to promote active tibial progression for effortless movements. The split-toe design offers inversion/eversion for increased stability and the full length toe lever allows the amputee to take complete and equal strides with no drop-off feeling.

The slim profile of Ceterus™ is easy to cosmetically finish and the foot is ideal for amputees of low and moderate impact levels weighing up to 325 pounds (146 kg). Ceterus™ is the ultimate foot of choice for rotation, shock absorption and dynamic response.

OSSUR

OSSUR\'s head office is located in Reykjavik, Iceland (Icelandic Stock Exchange: OSSR). The North American Headquarters is located in Aliso Viejo, California with additional manufacturing, distribution and operational facilities in Reykjavik, Iceland; Eindhoven, Netherlands; Uppsala, Sweden; Albion, Michigan; and Dayton, Ohio. A worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of innovative prosthetic technology, the company\'s advancements offer people a life without limitations. Its product lines maintain leading market positions in socket technology; silicone liners, such as the ICEROSS® Dermo™ with active skin care;Flex-Foot® products which feature the patented CarbonX™ Active Heel; and GaitMaster™ and Total Knee® systems. Website: HYPERLINK http://www.ossur.com

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