A Swedish professor, Per-Ingvar Brånemark, used a titanium implant chamber to study blood flow in rabbit bone and noted that the titanium implant could not be removed at the end of the experiment. He later coined the word “osseointegration” to describe the phenomenon when bone cells grow in direct contact with a titanium implant.
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In 2016, Susan Fumagalli Mahoney, Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Compliance Officer at Gettysburg College, suffered severe lower extremity injuries which led to her left leg being amputated below the knee. Due to long-term complications, including nerve entrapment syndrome and scar tissue, she was unable to use a conventional socket prosthesis. “I had […]This is her story
More than 25 years after his treatment with the OPRA™ Implant System, Conny Henriksson is still leading an active life, and even chopping his own wood in the forest.
In 1987, Conny was enjoying his hobby; transporting wood home from the forest, when an unfortunate accident occurred. His leg was so badly injured that the medical team treating him immediately decided to amputate his leg above the knee. Conny then received a socket prosthesis, which, though very uncomfortable, enabled him to keep his […]This is his story
Terry’s challenge following amputation: Discomfort and sweating caused by the prosthetic socket Terry Palmer had her right leg amputated above the knee over ten years ago. She received a conventional socket prosthesis five weeks after amputation. But soon, Terry found wearing the socket both unpleasant and irritating: “It’s so hot that it’s uncomfortable and sweaty, […]This is her story