Trial of prosthetic attachment to bone-metal implant shows promising results

08/27/2014 | Hindu (India), The

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in England have completed a trial of the procedure known as intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthesis, or Itap, in which the prosthesis attaches to a metal insert that has been implanted in the bone of the residual limb. Although official findings are pending, many patients reported dramatic improvements in their quality of life. "You essentially had no sensation with a socket and with Itap you can feel everything," said above-knee amputee Mark O'Leary.

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