Osseointegration involves inserting a prosthetic implant into the residual bone of an amputee to which an external prosthesis can be directly attached, eliminating the need for a traditional socket-mounted prosthesis. This cutting-edge surgery is revolutionising limb reconstruction and allowing robotic components to meld directly with the skeletal system. Although most widely seen in lower limb amputees, OI has recently been applied to upper limb and even digital reconstruction with great effect. The osseointegration group of Australia is leading the way forward with this ground-breaking technology and surgical technique. OI is the future of limb prosthesis, watch this space!
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