Osseointegrated prostheses provide a rehabilitation option for amputees offering greater mobility, better satisfaction, and higher use than traditional socket prostheses.
»There are several different osseointegrated implant designs, surgical techniques, and rehabilitation protocols with their own strengths and limitations.
»The 2 most prominent risks, infection and periprosthetic fracture, do not seem unacceptably frequent or insurmountable. Proximal amputations or situations leading to reduced mobility are exceptionally infrequent.
»Osseointegrated implants can be attached to advanced sensory and motor prostheses.