More details about osseointegrated prosthetics

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Richard Branemark, a Swedish surgeon was the first one, to try this new technique on human amputees. The system consists of different parts as seen in the image. Because the implant is made out of titanium, it forms a strong bond with the adjacent bone tissue.

Benefits for avian patients

  • improved quality of life (able to walk, fly, land and eat with the prosthetic)

  • checks are only necessary when the prosthetic has to be renewed or changed

  • because of the symmetrical weight load on both limbs no development of bumblefoot

  • osteoperception