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Osseointegration amputation prostheses on the upper limbs: Methods, prosthetics and rehabilitation

Jönsson S, Caine-Winterberger K, Branemark R ...see all

Prosthetics and Orthotics International, vol. 35, issue 2 (2011) pp. 190-200

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The osseointegration programme for upper extremity amputation started in Sweden in 1990, when a titanium fixture was first implanted into a thumb. This method has since been used for transhumeral and below-elbow amputation. The treatment involves two surgical procedures. During the first a titanium fixture is surgically attached to the skeleton, and a second procedure six months later involves a skin penetrating abutment to which the prosthesis is attached.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Osseointegration
  • Prosthetic rehabilitation
  • Skeletal anchoring
  • Upper limb amputation
  • Upper limb prosthetics

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  • Stewe Jönsson

  • Kerstin Caine-Winterberger

  • Rickard Branemark

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