Osseointegration for transfemoral amputation (adults)
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Osseointegration is a form of surgery, also known as direct skeletal fixation, which replaces the need for an amputee to wear a socket upon which he or she would traditionally attach their prosthesis. Permanent implant is used for anchorage of artificial limbs to the human skeleton. In a surgical procedure a metal (titanium) implant is inserted into the bone of the arm or leg and this implant penetrates through the skin. The artificial limb (prosthesis) is attached to this implant with a connector.
Osseointegration is not recommended as a treatment option for transfemoral amputation.