Original post summerized: Therapist friend wants information on osteo implants for prosthetic suspension, etc.
Thank you all; I will pass this info along.
If you do a google search using BRÅNEMARK and Osseointegration you should find everything that you are looking for.
Google Dr. Branemark
A German engineer personally tried to use an implanted pin to attach
his prosthesis. The problems is creating a dermatological seal around
the site to prevent infection. The project failed and the pt went from
TT to TF. Jury is still out.
Last presentation on this page……
Bad news first: The answer isn’t too good if your patient is
in a rush. Dr. Branemark (originator of titanium mandibular dental
implants) has been doing femoral implants in Sweden or somewhere in Scandanavia,
however, there are only about a dozen patients that have been successful with
prostheses. The good news: Brown University in Providence, RI just
got a grant from the VA and DOD to work on bio-prosthetics. Maybe your
candidate should get in touch with Brown to see if they need guinea pigs! Good
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