What is osseointegration?
Osseointegration is the firm anchoring of a surgical implant (as in dentistry or in bone surgery) by the growth of bone around it without fibrous tissue formation at the interface. This can be done in the femur, tibia, humerus, radius/ulna & digits.
First is the original screw-fixation system, the Osseoanchored Prosthesis for rehabilitation of Amputees(OPRA) Implant System. Manufactured by Integrum AB In Molandal, Sweden.
only available with transfemoral amputees and is performed via a two stage technique with six months in between 1st and 2nd stage
(uses a hollow implant that takes longer for Osseointegration bone formation to fill cavity)
Second is the press fit implants that are manufactured by various countries like the Dutch and Aussies. This allows for immediate implant stability allowing earlier weight bearing activities. Performed on both AKA’s and BKA’s
(uses a solid core that is porous coated which allows for bone and structure to be one)
The recommendation is that you don’t run, hop, skip for the 1st year. If you decide to do a impact after a year its at your own risk. There is not enough data to determine the capabilities do to it being so new.
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