Osseointegration is discovered in the 1950s by professor Per-Ingvar Branemark and refers to the nature of human bone cells to attach to a metal surface. Osseointegration is used for permanent anchorage of an artificial limb to the human skeleton. In a surgical procedure a metal (titanium) implant is inserted into the bone of the arm or leg and this implant penetrates through the skin. The artifical limb (prosthesis) is attached to this implant with a connector.
Advantages of osseointegration
More information on osseointegration see: www.osseointegration.eu
Orthopedie Technologie Nijmegen
OTN was founded 2009. The company is settled in The Netherlands and develops, produces and sells the CE class IIb certified modular osseointegration device for upper and lower limb amputees including tools and surgical instruments.
Video of the osseointegration treatment in the Radboudumc in The Netherlands