Individuals with limb amputation fitted with conventional socket-suspended prostheses often experience socket related discomfort leading to a significant decrease in quality of life. Most of these concerns can be overcome by surgical techniques enabling bone-anchored prostheses. In this case, the prosthesis is attached directly to the residual skeleton through a percutaneous implant. The aim of this study is to present the current advances in these surgical techniques worldwide with a strong focus on the developments in Australia and Queensland.
2014 Australian Orthopeadic Association (AOA) Queensland Branch Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Australia 30 May - 1 June 2014
Proceedings of the 2014 Australian Orthopeadic Association Queensland Branch Annual Scientific Meeting /