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This is the first report on prospective outcome for individuals treated with bone-anchored trans-femoral amputation prostheses (OI-prostheses) using the method of osseointegration. The aim was to analyze general and condition-specific health related quality of life (HRQL) at 2-year follow-up as compared to the preoperative situation. The study population(More)
This study reports torsion tests and pull-out tests on osseointegrated commercially pure titanium fixtures. The tests were performed in vivo on a total of 26 rats. Three fixtures with a diameter of 2.0 mm were installed bilaterally in the proximal tibia in each animal. The mechanical testing was performed immediately after installation, after 2, 4, 8 and 16(More)
Processing and pattern recognition of myoelectric signals have been at the core of prosthetic control research in the last decade. Although most studies agree on reporting the accuracy of predicting predefined movements, there is a significant amount of study-dependent variables that make high-resolution inter-study comparison practically impossible. As an(More)
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(More)
Patients with transfemoral amputation (TFA) often experience problems related to the use of socket-suspended prostheses. The clinical development of osseointegrated percutaneous prostheses for patients with a TFA started in 1990, based on the long-term successful results of osseointegrated dental implants. Between 1999 and 2007, 51 patients with 55 TFAs(More)
Individuals with unilateral trans-femoral amputations due to non-vascular causes were studied in a mailed survey designed to investigate health-related quality of life (HRQL), prosthetic use and problems. The Swedish SF-36 Health Survey and a structured questionnaire designed for trans-femoral amputees were used. The series consisted of 97 subjects (60 men,(More)
This is the first study to report on hip range of motion (ROM) among active prosthesis users, when wearing and not wearing a trans-femoral socket prosthesis and to compare with individuals rehabilitated with an osseointegrated bone-anchored prosthesis. In addition, discomfort when sitting with the prosthesis is reported in both groups. The study group all(More)
BACKGROUND The concept of osseointegration involves direct contact between titanium implant and bone. This transcutaneous prosthetic system for amputees is intended to assure stable long-term fixation. Most metal transcutaneous implants have failed, primarily owing to infection. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined the frequency and describe the presentation(More)
A major challenge since the invention of implantable devices has been a reliable and long-term stable transcutaneous communication. In the case of prosthetic limbs, existing neuromuscular interfaces have been unable to address this challenge and provide direct and intuitive neural control. Although prosthetic hardware and decoding algorithms are readily(More)