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One hundred patients treated with osseointegrated transfemoral amputation prostheses--rehabilitation perspective.
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PMID:  19675986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Treatment with osseointegrated transfemoral prostheses has been shown to improve quality of life. The treatment has been performed in Sweden since 1990 and consists of two surgical procedures followed by rehabilitation. During the first years, the rehabilitation process was not standardized. In 1999, a treatment protocol called OPRA (Osseointegrated Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees) was established. This article describes the current rehabilitation protocol and illustrates the overall results. The OPRA rehabilitation protocol is graded to stimulate the process of osseointegration and prepare the patient for unrestricted prosthetic use. It includes initial training with a short training prosthesis followed by gradually increased prosthetic activity. Between May 1990 and June 2008, we treated 100 patients with 106 implants (6 bilaterally; 61% males, 39% females; mean age 43 years; mean time since amputation 11.5 years.) The majority had amputations due to trauma (67%) or tumor (21%) (other = 12%). Currently, 68 patients are using their prostheses (follow-up: 3 months- 17.5 years) and 32 are not (4 are deceased, 7 are before second surgery, 6 are in initial training, 4 are not using prosthesis, and 11 had the implant removed). The majority of treatment failures occurred in patients before we established the OPRA protocol. The implementation of graded rehabilitation is considered to be of utmost importance for improved results.
Kerstin Hagberg; Rickard Brånemark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of rehabilitation research and development     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1938-1352     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rehabil Res Dev     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-13     Completed Date:  2009-11-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8410047     Medline TA:  J Rehabil Res Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre of Orthopaedic Osseointegration, Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Amputation / rehabilitation*
Artificial Limbs*
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Young Adult

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