Osseointegration for limb loss: Can Australia play a key role?

Frossard, Laurent, Schuetz, Michael, & Sommerville, Scott (2014) Osseointegration for limb loss: Can Australia play a key role? In Australian Orthopeadic Association (AOA) Queensland Branch, 2014, Gold Coast, Australia.



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 aim of this study is to present the current advances in these surgical techniques worldwide with a strong focus on the developments in Australia and Queensland.

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ID Code: 83132
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Osseointregration, Bone-anchored prosthesis, Implant, Amputation, Rehabilitation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Rehabilitation Engineering (090305)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
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 authors]
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2015 05:23
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2015 02:15

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