Are bone-anchored prostheses about to revolutionise the world of prosthetics?

Frossard, Laurent A. (2014) Are bone-anchored prostheses about to revolutionise the world of prosthetics? In Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) Congress, 9-10 October 2014, Bayview Eden, Melbourne, Australia.

Abstract

Individuals with limb amputation fitted with conventional socket-suspended prostheses often experience socket related discomfort leading to a significant decrease in quality of life. Most of these concerns can be overcome by surgical techniques enabling bone-anchored prostheses. In this case, the prosthesis is attached directly to the residual skeleton through a percutaneous implant. The primary aim of this study is to present the current advances in these surgical techniques worldwide with a strong focus on the developments in Australia. The secondary aim is to provide an overview of the possible critical changes that may occurred in the world of prosthetic following these developments in bone-anchored prostheses.

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ID Code: 77999
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: bone-anchored prostheses, osseointegration, lower limb loss, amputation
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 22 Oct 2014 23:58
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 23:58

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