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Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2019, XXV/1: 009-013

Title: Development of lower limb osseointegration 

Authors: Burczy J, Burczy M, Choiński A, Baranowska A, Dudek J, Szymczak Z, Michalski P. 

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Development of lower limb osseointegration


Burczy J, Burczy M, Choiński A, Baranowska A, Dudek J, Szymczak Z, Michalski P.

Sub-Department of Orthopedics, Department of Neuroorthropedics, Mazovian Centre of Rehabilitation “STOCER”, Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland

International Review of Medical Practice, 2019; Vol. 25, No. 1, 009

The subject of the work is to describe and demonstrate the treatment of patients after lover limb amputations using the osseointegration method. This method is commonly used in a number of medical fields, including implantology. In the field of reconstructive surgery however, this innovative method of treatment is developed and used only in a few countries around the world, with particular successes demonstrated in Scandinavian countries and Australia. The osseointegration method has not been used in Polish orthopedic surgery, despite the fact that there is potentially a high level of demand for it since Poland is regularly listed in the forefront of European countries in terms of the number of amputations performed. Osseointegration, as a method of treatment, is indicated for a specific and relatively narrow group of patients. However, it’s use could definitely improve the quality of life of patients, and in many cases allow them to return to professional activity. It is a relatively safe method, although in the developmental stage at present, and with some risk of infection as a major complication.

Key words: osseointegration, implant, amputation