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Department of Orthopedics

School of Medicine


Osseointegration Is a Beneficial Solution for Amputees

A pioneer in the technique discusses ideal patient population, team required, and more

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Written by AAOS on May 11, 2021

In December 2020, the FDA approved the Osseoanchored Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees (OPRA) Implant System—the first implant system in the United States for transfemoral amputees who have difficulty using a conventional prosthesis. OPRA had been previously available and marketed under a humanitarian device exemption (HDE) since 2015.

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