Osseointegration (OI) is a procedure that attaches the limb prosthesis directly to the bone. This removes any issue created by using a socket, such as skin irritation, volume changes, and sweat. It also gives amazing control to the amputee, and reduces the amount of energy consumption. It does have its own drawbacks, but for the right patient, it is a clear improvement over traditional prosthetic devices.
It only has a limited FDA approval, and is mostly done overseas, however, these procedures have become more affordable in recent years. At Nextremity, we are very familiar with the pros and cons of the procedure, as well as what the surgery and rehabilitation involves.
If you have any questions regarding OI, please feel free to call or e-mail for more information: