Prosthetic limbs and osseointegration


Breakthrough technologies have contributed to an amazing and varied range of prosthetic solutions with a focus on clinical outcomes and quality of life. Options include everyday prostheses, cosmetic prostheses, sports and recreational legs (running legs, water legs/swimming legs), and specialist shower prostheses. Advancements in microprocessor and myoelectric (bionic) prostheses and those designed specifically for children mean that really exciting options are out there for our clients. One example, the ‘Michaelangelo’ hand, can sense, via electrodes, when the muscles in the upper arm move, causing the artificial hand to open or close. Our team will work hard to find the solution or combination of solutions that work for you, to help you get back on track.


This pioneering procedure involves fitting a titanium implant directly into the bone, allowing a prosthesis to be connected to it. For some the benefits can be huge and can include more comfort without the use of sockets, fewer skin complications and improved stability and safety compared with the traditional approach. Osseointegration might be a solution that’s right for your case and our team can connect you with not only the right experts but also amputees who have been through the procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Osseointegration is a process by which living bone tissue fuses with the surface of an artificial implant, such as a dental implant, joint replacement, or limb prosthesis. The term “osseo” means bone, and “integration” refers to the biological process of joining two materials together.

In the context of prosthetic limbs, osseointegration involves the surgical placement of a metal implant, typically made of titanium, into the remaining bone of an amputated limb. The implant is designed to integrate with the bone over time, creating a stable connection between the bone and the prosthesis. A specially designed abutment is attached to the implant, which protrudes through the skin and allows the prosthesis to be attached and detached from the implant.

Osseointegration offers several advantages over traditional socket-based prostheses, such as improved stability, increased range of motion, and reduced pain and discomfort. It can also enable sensory feedback from the prosthesis to the nervous system, allowing the user to feel pressure and movement in the prosthesis as if it were a natural limb.

An individual who has undergone osseointegration surgery and has suffered harm or injury as a result may be eligible to make an osseointegration compensation claim. The eligibility to make a claim will depend on the circumstances surrounding the surgery and the level of negligence or malpractice involved.

If the osseointegration surgery was performed negligently or improperly, resulting in complications such as infection, implant failure, or nerve damage, the affected individual may have grounds for a compensation claim.

Yes, there are time limits for making an osseointegration claim

If the osseointegration surgery was performed as part of medical treatment, the time limit is usually three years from the date of the surgery, or from the date when the individual became aware that they had suffered harm or injury as a result of the surgery. If the surgery was performed as part of a clinical trial or research study, the time limit may be different and will depend on the terms and conditions of the study.

There are some exceptions to these time limits, such as cases involving children or individuals who lack the capacity to make a claim. In such cases, the time limit may be extended.

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