Frequenty asked questions

You are eligible for an osseointegration (click) prosthesis: if at least 2 of the statements below have been answered in the affirmative.

prosthesis use: less than 50 hours per week
maximum continuous walking distance with prosthesis: less than 2 kilometres
Release of prosthesis during daily activities at least once a week
blisters, abrasions, pressure sores, inflammation due to the socket
reduced seating comfort.
excessive perspiration in the sleeve in summer.

Most people who receive an osseointegration prosthesis have weak bone. Wearing a socket prosthesis does not put any strain on the bone and muscles. The muscles decrease and the bone becomes thinner and weaker.
With an osseointegration prosthesis, the bone is loaded again in a normal way and the muscles become strong again.

Your general practitioner (or rehabilitation physician) plays an important role in the treatment process, because in order to be reimbursed for the care that falls under the basic package, you need a referral letter from your general practitioner or rehabilitation physician. We always ask that you email us or bring this letter with you to your first appointment. If this letter of referral is not present at your first visit, we cannot provide the treatment as reimbursed care. The care can then only take place as so-called non-reimbursed care.

You can for example: cycling, swimming (sea/swimming pool), sauna visit, driving, walking, fitness. What is discouraged are the so-called impact sports such as martial arts, football, skiing.

Running is not recommended, especially in the early years. When running, the implant has to endure 8x the body weight with every step.

The stump and around the stoma are warm, red and irritated (sometimes accompanied by elevation). Pus may come out of the stoma.

That can differ per individual. Some have phantom pain, others who did not have phantom pain now have phantom pain.

Implant (Surgeon): It is unknown how long the titanium implant will last. If a serious infection of the bone occurs and there is a loosening of the implant in the bone, the implant can be removed and, if necessary, a new implant can be placed.

Connector (Orthopedic instrument maker): You attach the prosthesis with the connector. Depending on the intensity/use, it must be replaced in due course.

How does the operation go?

The animation below shows an osseointegration operation after an upper leg amputation.

The benefits and disadvantages of osseointegration

  • Better control over the prosthesis and more stability (safety)
  • Wearing time of the prosthesis increases significantly
  • Walking takes less energy
  • “Prosthesis feeling” (better contact with the ground)
  • Prosthesis always fits
  • Better seating comfort
  • Prosthesis does not come off while sitting/walking/cycling
  • Prosthesis is easy to done and doff
  • No perspiration problems in summer
  • Standing in the shower is not a problem
  • Stoma should be cleaned twice a day
  • No contact sports, running, skiing
  • Risk of stoma irritations and infections
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Now I can walk without pain…. and I'm enjoying life!

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I am very glad I had this surgery done

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