Osseointegration Moves Forward

inMotion Volume 25, Issue 5, September|October 2015

FDA approves the procedure in the U.S.

He became the first American to benefit from a bone-anchored leg prosthesis, but he had to travel to Australia to get one - a surgically implanted titanium device that grows into the bone, protrudes through the skin and can be attached to an artificial limb.

The process, called osseointegration (OI) and familiar through dental implants, was not approved for amputees in the Unites States - until now.

Full Article: Osseointegration Moves Forward

PacRim 2016 - An International Conference on Physical Rehabilitation

Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity

An International Conference on Physical Rehabilitation

Join us for a special presentation by Dr. Munjed Al Muderis. The PacRim 2016 conference has been established to facilitate the exchange of information and resources among the various healthcare professionals involved with the physical rehabilitation of children and adults who require orthoses and prostheses in order to maximize their level of function and independence.

We invite you to expand your network of rehabilitation professionals, including prosthetics, orthotics, physical medicine, physical therapy, research and development professionals, engineering and administration. Learn about progressive treatment options and innovations and hear from recognised physical rehabilitation professionals at this unique venue.

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ground-breaking artificial legs in Australia

CTV News, 2 November 2015

You would never be able to tell that Lori MacInnis walks with the help of a prosthesis.

But the resident of Prince Edward Island doesn't use a run-of-the-mill artificial leg. Her prosthesis utilizes an osseointegrated implant, the first of its kind planted inside a Canadian amputee.

The procedure involves the insertion of a titanium pole into the bones of the knee. A small piece is left to protrude through the skin and allows for the direct attachment of a prosthesis.

It was pioneered by Dr. Munjed Al Muderis, who fled Iraq during Saddam Hussein’s regime and was granted asylum in Australia.

Full Article: Canadian amputees get ground-breaking artificial legs in Australia

New kind of prosthesis

CTV National News, 2 November 2015

Canadian researchers are hoping to test a new kind of leg prosthesis for amputees developed in Australia.

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Big step forward in prosthetics

CTV Edmonton News, November 2 2015

An Australian doctor has taken a big step forward in the field of prosthetic limbs.

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Macquarie University Hospital, May 7 2015

HRH Prince Harry tours the Macquarie University Hospital Osseointegration Clinic with Professor Munjed Al Muderis.

Munjed Al Muderis speaks at TEDxSydney Conference about his incredible life story and his work pioneering osseointegration surgery

Munjed Al Muderis speaks at TEDxSydney Conference

TEDxSydney May 21 2015

Munjed Al Muderis, 42, is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who fled Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq and experienced extraordinary hardship as an asylum seeker in Australia. His ambition to become a word leader in osseointegration surgery started when he was a young child watching "The Terminator" movie. 

Full article: Meet the Speakers: Munjed Al Muderis

Prince Harry Meets with Munjed Al Muderis whose pioneering surgery is helping UK soldiers walk again

Munjed Al Muderis Meets Prince Harry

The Daily Telegraph May 7, 2015

  • Prince Harry will meet orthopedic surgeon Munjed Al Muderis
  • Dr Al Muderis is a world leader in hip, knee and trauma surgery
  • He has pioneered techniques for treating soldiers who have lost limbs
  • The Iraqi refugee has connected prosthetic limbs to dozens of UK soldiers

Full article: Prince Harry to meet with Munjed Al Muderis whose pioneering surgery is helping UK soldiers to walk again

 

Walking Heroes

British soldiers, wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are increasingly coming to Australia for a specialised surgery the replaces lost limbs with robotic replacements.

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