Friday, February 02, 2007
Osseointegration - Bone anchored prostheses for above knee amputated patients!
Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world have had a leg amputated due to accidents, diseases or landmines. In 2005 Sahlgrenska University Hospital will be seeing
40-50 above knee amputated patients from outside of Sweden, in order to attach leg prostheses using titanium screws, a process known as osseointegration. The method, in
which Sweden is a world leader, enables above knee amputated patients to live virtually normal lives. Patients with other types of amputation also receive osseointegration treatment.