Osseointegration May Yield Improvements for Patients with Transtibial Amputations

During the August 2021 meetings of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, a presentation was made about how osseointegration may help improve rehabilitation of transtibial amputations. After 91 patients returned questionnaires and surveys, the team performing the study on transfemoral amputations reviewed data on the recovery process. The patients who had transtibial osseointegration saw a number of improvements, including an increase in the use of prosthesis, psychological scores, and K-levels. In addition to these metrics, patients were able to do better on a tested 6-minute walk. The primary negative result was a decrease in the patients’ timed up-and-go test. It is thought that this will provide a better overall benefit for those with orthopedics. The primary focus was in striking a balance between the soft tissue and implants that can connect with the skin in a way that reduces bacteria, thereby reducing the complication of infection.

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