Fillauer merges with pharmaceutical and surgical company Durr Drug in 1972, resulting in sales growth in surgical and orthopedic supplies.
Cardinal Health acquires Durr-Fillauer in 1993. With a group of investors, Karl Fillauer purchases the orthotic and prosthetic divisions to form Fillauer, Inc.
Fillauer enters a season of steady expansion. Acquiring Hosmer in 1996, and Motion Control in 1997, Fillauer incorporates a strong upper-extremity product line, both body powered and myoelectric. Fillauer acquires the Center for Orthotic Design in 1999 and develops a new version of the reciprocating gait.