Hanger Orthopedic Group, a provider of services and products that enhance human physical capability, has changed its name to Hanger, effective immediately.

Hanger president and chief executive officer Vinit Asar said the company has grown and evolved over the years as an orthotic and prosthetic patient care company which provides a full range of services and products.

"When you consider our continuing disciplined diversification strategy, our former company name was limiting," Asar added.

"Having just celebrated our 150th anniversary, the timing is right to position the company for the future, while continuing to emphasize the innovative legacy of our namesake, Mr. James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the American Civil War."

In addition to providing orthotic and prosthetic patient care services, Hanger through its subsidiary, Southern Prosthetic Supply, distributes branded and private label orthotic and prosthetic devices and components in the US.

Hanger through its Innovative Neurotronics subsidiary provides neuromuscular technologies and through its Accelerated Care Plus provides specialized rehabilitation technologies as well as evidence-based clinical programs for post-acute rehabilitation centers.