Osseointegration & Prosthetics
Osseointegration is defined as the direct contact between living bone and the surface of synthetic (often titanium based) implant. There are procedures now that employ osseointegration to vastly improve the quality of life for amputees. An internally fixated endoprosthesis anchored to the bone is connected through an opening in the stump (stoma) to an external prosthetic limb. The socket is not required and the prosthesis is attached to the body via a torque controlled knee connector.
This allows for direct contact to the ground, which provides greater stability, more control and minimises energy exerted.
We have attended the 2016 Osseointegration Conference in Brisbane, Australia to ensure we have the knowledge and understanding to be able to consult with you on this topic. We have also worked directly with the Osseointegration Group of Australia and can assist you in the discovery and referral process if you are interested in this treatment option. Please speak to a member of our team, or click on the following link to read more about it: