Össur Private Referral Pathway (PRP)
How does it work?
Össur works with a number of specialist clinics located throughout the UK in the fitting of Unloader One® and CTi® knee brace products. The Össur PRP (Private Referral Pathway) programme offers patients a direct link between the products we sell and the clinical professionals who fit them.
Össur work closely with their clinical partners to ensure products are fitted correctly and give you the support and protection you need in a knee brace, whether you are suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee or wish to protect your knee ligaments on the ski slope.
When ordering a new Unloader One or CTi through Össur your details will be forwarded to one of our partner clinics in your area who will arrange a convenient appointment for the fitting of your new knee brace.
Össur are a globally recognised business specialising in the use of non-invasive innovative orthopaedic solutions such as braces and supports. Using scientifically proven designs the business strives to continue delivering products at the forefront of innovation. With over 40 years of knowledge in the industry Össur continue to excel in the production of innovative orthotic and prosthetic solutions.
In the field of orthotics, Össur continues to excel with the design and development of clinically proven products including the Unloader One and CTi knee braces as well as being the UK distributor of Bioskin® products. Bioskin® are manufacturers of orthopaedic solutions and compression supports, offering premium bracing and performance apparel globally. They differ from their competition by offering a bespoke and breathable material which differs greatly from neoprene alternatives.
The Unloader One knee brace is designed to manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee, a degenerative condition which causes the breakdown of cartilage in the knee joint. This gradual breakdown can lead to bone on bone contact which causes the sufferer pain and can hinder their mobility. An innovative solution, the Unloader One works to reduce the pressure on the affected side of the knee to minimise bone on bone contact which can delay surgery and increase a person’s mobility.
Össur also works with performance athletes undertaking extreme sports including skiing, snowboarding, and wakeboarding with a focus on protecting the knee joint from injury. ACL injuries can be common in high intensity sports or as a result of injuries incurred through landing or crashing, all of which can result in a lengthy recovery period. The CTi knee brace was introduced with a rigid carbon fibre frame to protect and stabilise the knee joint to ensure that the joint alignment is maintained.
Which support should I buy?
As there are numerous options on the market it is essential to obtain a professional diagnosis in the first instance so that you are able to select the brace which will offer the greatest set of benefits for the condition you wish to manage.
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