Prosthet Orthot Int 2021 Feb;45(1):76-80
1Clinical Laboratory for Bionic Extremity Reconstruction, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria 2Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria 3Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, London, UK 4AUVA Trauma Hospital Lorenz Böhler-European Hand Trauma Center, Vienna, Austria 5Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, AUVA Research Center, Vienna, Austria 6Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden 7Biomechatronics Group, Center for Extreme Bionics, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Case Description: Osseointegration is a relatively new technique for prosthetic limb attachment that offers various improvements for patients with amputation and facilitates joint preservation. We present a case of implant loosening during rehabilitation in a patient with transtibial amputation that was successfully managed through a combination of measures, aiming to promote re-osseointegration of the implant.
Objectives: Not much is known about structured management of adverse events after osseointegration. Read More