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Ottobock’s new range of Orthotic Products

Manufactured in the UK, Ottobock’s new range of Orthotic and Prosthetic Bars and Joints systems bring 21st century design to the Orthotics market

Ottobock, a world-leading mobility manufacturer, is launching a new range of serviceable bars and joints for use in orthotic manufacturing. Designed and manufactured entirely in the UK, the new range of conventional joints offers improved design and better performance.

The stylish new designs have smoother contours, resulting in greater comfort for the end-user and feature a distinctive red washer that marks them out as Ottobock joints. The new range also offers an improved locking mechanism for greater reliability and safety – helping reduce risk to the clinic.

“These Bars and Joints systems are manufactured on-site here at Ottobock Crawley and we’re really proud to introduce this new home-grown range to workshops and clinics across the UK,” said Guy Mines, Production Manager at Ottobock Crawley. “Not only has the improvement to the engaging and disengaging of the locks made them safer and more reliable, but there has also been a vast improvement to how they look – plus the new streamlined design ensures that they won’t catch on clothing”.

Completely serviceable, the new bars and joints are cost-effective, meaning there is no longer any need to replace the whole caliper. Additional cost savings can now be made as all servicing can be done on-site while the user attends the clinic – and with no need to send parts away, it effectively eliminates the amount of time pressures on the user, along with admin and postage costs.

Russell Pizzey, Ottobock Technical Services Manager, adds, “Users will also be pleased to know that they will not be burdened by unnecessary trips to the clinic, and because of the way they are serviced it means that there will be cost savings all round”.

The new range will be rolled-out throughout 2016, starting with the three most popular knee joints on 4th January; the Ring Lock, the 4in1 Option Lock and the Chailey Cam Lock, with others to follow throughout the year.

Phil Yates, Managing Director at Ottobock, said, “This range brings much needed innovation to the Orthopaedic devices market. Customers who have seen the joints have given very positive feedback on both their design and functionality”.

Simon Wood, Director of John Florence Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of paediatric orthoses, who has trialled the Duchenne Bow, said, “I am impressed with the design and functionality of the knee joint. My first impression, having hands on practical experience with them, is that they are not just a good looking cosmetic upgrade, but packed full of practical and functional improvements. I look forward to the new joints’ release and getting feedback from our customers when they go into service on our range of KAFOs”.

Ready for the January launch, all customers will be issued a new catalogue this month in the form of a binder which they can add to as the products are rolled-out. The catalogue will include a quick reference guide so that the new part number which replaces the existing one can easily be found.

Ottobock is recommending those interested in keeping up to date with product innovations and who want to offer their patients the latest products on the market to get in touch now. To learn more about the new Bars and Joints range and to receive a copy of the new catalogue, call 01784 744 900 or email bockuk@ottobock.com.

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