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Dr. Rickard Brånemark

Centre of Orthopaedic Osseointegration
Department of Orthopaedics
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden

Is there anyone in the United States working with osseointegration?

Basic research is done by Robert R. Myers, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego. Myers is Professor of Anesthesiology, Professor of Pathology (Division of Neuropathology), and Editor-in-Chief of the JOURNAL OF THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. He is also the Secretary/Tresurer of the Peripheral Nerve Society.

There is no clinical work related to amputees that I know of.


Is there any work being done in terms of osseointegration for patients with below the knee amputations?

Yes, we have treated three patients. Two with very short stumps (about 7-8 cm) failed due to poor bone quality and one procedure on a patient with a long stump (more than 15 cm) is still successful after more than five years of follow-up. Due to the failures with the very short stumps, we focused on the above knee amputees. We are now ready to treat below knee amputations again. We also treat above and below elbow amputees.


Is there anywhere you can suggest directing users for more information?

This Web site has general information about amputation treatments, patient information, news, and video clips of treated patients. It also includes a Web discussion forum and links to additional resources:

http://www.integrum.se

Also, for more information, send e-mail to: info@integrum.se


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