Although traditional prosthetic sockets are still used by the wider amputee population in the UK, Osseointegration is becoming a popular alternative. Osseointegration (OI), also known as direct skeletal fixation (DSF), is a pioneering procedure that involves fitting a titanium implant directly into the bone, allowing for a prosthesis to be connected to it.
What is Osseointegration (OI)?
Also known as direct skeletal fixation (DSF) is a pioneering procedure that involves fitting a titanium implant directly into the bone, allowing for a prosthesis to be connected to it.
Do I still need a socket?
This method represents a significant departure from the traditional approach of fitting a socket to a residual limb, which has been the prominent method for hundreds of years.
How can OI benefit me?
It can dramatically improve the lifestyle of the individual as well as their long-term health, in addition to reducing dependency and potentially providing the opportunity to return to work if they have not been able to before.
How does it feel?
Because the prosthesis is directly attached into the bone, patients feel it as being part of their own body by natural osseoperception
Find out more!
Why not come to one of our Osseointegration open days and speak to amputees that have been through the procedure and see the quality of life they enjoy for yourself!
Throughout the year, we host open days combined with meetings with our Inter-Disciplinary Team, to give you the opportunity to meet Mr. Kang and Mr. Woollard together with the rehab professionals involved in the process, whilst addressing any questions or concerns you may have. These meetings are completely free of charge to attend and are on a first come, first serve bases.