We take care of your mobility.

The Osseointegration Group of Australia provides a team approach to assist amputees with the possibility of greater and more effortless mobility using the newest innovation in the field of prosthetics, the OGAP-OPL. 

Through osseointegration surgery Dr Al Muderis and The Osseointegration Group of Australia provide above and below knee amputees with a leg replacement using the OGAP-OPL implant which is designed to be a close to the human anatomy as possible. The surgery involves an implant being inserted into an amputee’s femur or tibia which, when integrated with the bone allows for a simple, quick, safe connection between the stump and the lower prosthesis. Osseointegration surgery provides amputees with greater mobility, comfort and quality of life.

 

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Osseointegration is defined as "the structural linkage made at the contact point where human bone and the surface of a synthetic, often titanium-based implant meet."

An OGAP-OPL recipient talks about how it has changed his life.

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Until now over 180 patients from Australia, the United Kingdom, USA and New Zealand have been successfully treated at our clinic including 3 Bilateral AKA patients, 1 bilateral BKA and 11 BKA patients. Germany and the Netherlands have another 100 plus patients using the Osseointegration system performed by leading surgeons of those countries.

Advantages of the OGAP-OPL prosthesis versus a conventional prosthesis:

  • No rubbing, bruising or chafing from a socket.
  • Higher level of function and mobility.
  • Freedom of movement and natural gait. 
  • Direct load transmission from bone onto prosthesis.

The OPL _OGAAP prosthesis consists of three main components:

  • An intramedullary bar that is inserted into the Femur/Humerus/Tibia
  • An transcutaneous implant that links the implant and prosthetic joint
  • An external coupling that connects the joint to the implant.

Two surgical procedures necessary:

First surgery: An intramedullary, cement-free bar (16 cm / 6.5 inches min.) is implanted into the femur, the wound is closed.

Time for healing: approximately 6 - 8 weeks.

Second surgery: Opening of the stump, implantation of the adapter (needed as interface for external prosthesis).

Noteworthy information:

  • Medication: no permanent intake necessary.
  • Avoidence of infection can be achieved by regular and thorough cleaning of stoma (patient will be trained to do so).
  • In case of falling: a predetermined breaking point in the adapter will avoid possible damage to the bone and implant.