Your desire for mobility and for active participation in all areas of life is The Osseointegration Group of Australia's top priority. We see you as an individual who deserves the best care before, during and after surgery.
Our team consists of experts in their field of amputee care who will approach your situation as unique. Using a team approach they will assess what is best for you.
We care for you emotionally and physically from the first meeting. From helping you make the best decision for your situation, through to surgery and after care in pain management, physiotherapy and prosthesis adjustments. At all stages we are committed to making sure you have the best quality of life possible.
We believe the process of surgery and rehabilitation should be as easy as possible.
If our team can help answer any of your questions don't hesitate to contact us
Some frequently asked questions:
What do I need to do?
Make an appointment with A/Prof Al Muderis and his team to discuss your situation. You will need to be motivated and willing to work with our physiotherapists to build your muscle strength following the surgery.
How soon after amputation can surgery be performed?
Each situation is unique and will be assessed in order to make the best decision for you. The earliest osseointegration surgery has been performed is within a year of the patient’s initial amputation.
How much does it cost?
Australian Private Health Insurance covers most of the cost involved with OGAP-OPL prosthesis surgery. However, some items necessary for your treatment may not be covered under some health funds such as physiotherapy, medications or x-rays. This will vary from company to company and policy to policy. Please check with our staff and your fund for more details.
Are there any disadvantages?
There will be a small amount of discharge from the stoma. This amount varies from patient to patient and some have none at all.