updated 3/4/2011 9:46:20 AM ET 2011-03-04T14:46:20

Bulow BioTech Prosthetics is proud to announce that its patient, Lewis Branson, is among the first 3 U.S. civilians to be fitted with the O ssur POWER KNEE™. The motorized knee is a "smart" prosthetic limb, which can "learn" its user's walking style and make real time adjustments based on changes in speed, stride, or terrain.

"We are honored to be among the first in the nation and the only practice in the Southeast offering this product as well as similar bionic technology for arm and leg amputees," says Bulow BioTech Prosthetics founder Matthew Bulow. "Our goal is to help our patients get back to living normal, happy lives. This knee, and other advances in prosthetic technology, makes it even more realistic for amputees to live their lives without limitation."

Branson's legs were irreparably damaged in 1996 when two 2000 pound ammo pallets fell on them. After 42 surgeries, both legs were eventually amputated, but the loss never slowed him down.  "When I fit Lewis for his first prosthetic legs, I told him it could take more than a year to stand and balance.  Just seven weeks later he shocked our entire staff when he walked into our office on his own power," exclaimed Bulow.  Following his POWER KNEE™ fitting, Branson said, "After just one week, I am already close to equally sharing the weight on the above-knee side that I put on my below-knee side.  This is so important to me, not only to give the right side a break, but also to get me back to doing what I want to do on a daily basis."

 Matthew Bulow is himself an amputee.  He lost his right leg to cancer at an early age.  As a prosthetist, he has dedicated himself and his entire practice to providing the highest level of customer service, eliminating unnecessary prosthetic pain, and helping patients reach their highest level of mobility.  "Some patients want to play basketball again, and some just want to be able to cook dinner for their family.  It is our job to give them the right fitting, the right technology, and the right support to make it happen," added Bulow.

About Bulow BioTech Prosthetics

Founded in 2006, Bulow BioTech Prosthetics is a national destination for lower and upper extremity prosthetics, myoelectric arms and bionic technology.  Led by Matthew Bulow, who is himself an amputee, cancer survivor, diabetic, and world record setting athlete; the practice provides innovative prosthetic technology, one-on-one personal attention, and life-long nurturing guidance.  Bulow serves patients from across the country at its clinics in the Nashville area and Columbia, SC.  For more information visit www.bulowbiotech.com

About Ossur

Ossur (Nasdaq:OSSR) (Copenhagen:OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations.  The American headquarters for Ossur is in Orange County, CA.  Details on all products are available at www.ossur.com .

Contact:

Scott Christiansen

312-961-4745

stc@ccopartners.com

Anna Anderjack

615-425-6495

anna.anderjack@bulowBioTech.com

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