🇮🇸 🇺🇦 Össur ramps up support for injured Ukrainians

May 26, 2023

Press release from Össur 

CEO Sveinn Sölvason signs agreement, Reykjavík mayor standing far right.

The Icelandic orthopaedics company Össur announced in a press release yesterday that it had signed a preliminary agreement regarding further cooperation with the rehabilitation hospital Unbroken Medical Center in Lviv, Ukraine. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022, Össur has donated orthopaedics such as artificial limbs to injured soldiers and civilians, as well as provided training for dozens of Ukrainian rehabilitation specialists.

“Össur is one of the few companies in the world that possess the necessary knowhow and solutions that can help the situation in Ukraine,” said president and CEO Sveinn Sölvason. “We are committed to do what we can and to put in place necessary services for the numerous Ukrainians that need orthopaedics and permanent rehabilitation.” The agreement was signed in Lviv, where Sölvason was part of an Icelandic delegation that included Dagur B. Eggertsson, the mayor of Reykjavík. According to the press release, there is an ever-increasing need in Ukraine for both orthopaedics and for clinical specialists who can train healthcare professionals, and that the agreement underlines increased cooperation between Össur and healthcare providers in the country.

CEO Sveinn with Unbroken staff.

Össur was founded in 1971 and specializes in the development and manufacturing of non-invasive equipment for orthopaedics, including bracing and support products, compression therapy, and prosthetics. It has been listed on the NASDAQ Copenhagen since 2009 and employs over 4000 people worldwide.

Originally published on 24 May. Translated from Icelandic by Elías Thorsson.

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