On Saturday morning, Dr. Rickard Brånemark, founder of Integrum AB, and Magnus Niska, the first patient in the world treated with Integrum’s revolutionary e-OPRATM Implant System, were interviewed by journalist Jenny Strömstedt, on the very popular TV show, Nyhetsmorgon, on channel 4 in Sweden.
During the interview, Dr. Brånemark described this unique and revolutionary treatment, which has its foundation in Integrum’s OPRATM Implant System; technology which builds upon Rickard Brånemark’s research within Osseointegrated prostheses. To patients like Magnus, the technology offers amputee patients the unique opportunity to reclaim an active lifestyle and leave the discomforts and shortcomings of traditional socket prostheses behind.
Magnus, a 42-year-old from Haparanda in Northern Sweden, was the first person in the world to receive a prosthesis with a direct connection to bone, nerves and muscles. Thanks to his new robotic arm, Magnus has been able to cope with all the situations he faces in his physically demanding job of driving big rigs between Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
About the e-OPRATM Implant System
In January 2013, Dr Brånemark led the world’s first surgery where neuromuscular electrodes were permanently implanted in Magnus, connecting the prosthesis to Magnus’ bone, nerves, and muscles. Today, robotic prostheses controlled via implanted neuromuscular interfaces are about to become a clinical reality, thanks to Integrum’s osseointegrated technology.
This technology is under development and currently being further investigated in a clinical trial. As soon as it is CE-marked, it will be the natural upgrade for people already enjoying the benefits of the OPRA™ Implant System.