WASHINGTON - Feb. 4, 2016 - PRLog -- Medical Center Orthotics and Prosthetics is proud to be an exclusive provider of the new Össur Pro-Flex ankle. MCOP is dedicated to helping patients move forward while providing the highest level of amputee care in the industry.
During the development of the Pro-Flex ankle, Medical Center Orthotics and Prosthetics fit over 100 of the new devices while caring for and building prostheses for amputee veterans at Walter Reed National Medical Center.
The Pro-Flex ankle by Össur offers significant improvement over other powered and not powered ankles and can reduce costs associated with the health care of amputees.
The new Pro-Flex ankle is the newest technology on the market and helps improve an amputee's mobility level with responsive ankle push technology.
Lower limb amputations resulting in limb replacement can produce a hard load on remaining joints and limbs to bear. In the case of diabetic or dysvascular amputees, that extra load on the remaining limb can lead to further surgeries and result in amputation due to ulcers and other conditions.
Mobility for an amputee is of the utmost importance, and getting back on one's feet and moving forward is essential in promoting better recovery, circulation and health. Fitting the new Pro-Flex can help with this challenge.
Silver Spring- and DC-based Medical Center Orthotics and Prosthetics is exclusively fitting the PRO-FLEX ankle by Össur now.
Pro-Flex provides a 93% increase in ankle power and an 82% increase in range of motion. This reduces the stress and load of the remaining limb by 11%.
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Long-time users of prosthetics suffer from significant associated injuries, as is the case of Reed Fawell, an amputee of over 20 years. Over the course of time, his back has become irreparably damaged. The Pro-Flex foot has shown to improve his immediate mobility and reduce aggravation of his back injury.
Over a lifetime of steps, the potential health beneﬁts are clear: by decreasing loads and improving dynamics, both individual and collective costs may be reduced.
Visit the Silver Spring MCOP today and learn more about Pro-Flex and how Medical Center Orthotics and Prosthetics is helping patients MOVE FORWARD.
Medical Center Orthotics and Prosthetics is experienced in fitting cutting-edge prosthetic technology and providing ongoing care for amputees. Recognized for their clinical expertise with blast injuries while working with Walter Reed National Medical Center, they are a leader in amputee care. With a clinical hub in Silver Spring, MD, they provide high level amputee care with clinics also in Boston, DC and Annapolis.
Össur (NASDAQ: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations.
Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide. www.ossur.com.
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-Silver Spring, Maryland
-Boston, Massachusetts (Opening Soon)
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Silver Spring-based Medical Center Orthotics and Prosthetics (MCOP) exclusively fitting the new Össur Pro-Flex ankle for amputees
February 04, 2016 at 05:00 AM EST