Osseointegration for amputees: current implants, techniques, and future directions

Jason Shih Hoellwarth, Kevin Tetsworth, S. Robert Rozbruch, M. Brianne Handal, Adam Coughlan, Munjed Al Muderis

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0043
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJBJS reviews
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

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