This prospective case series sought to evaluate a unique OI device and its impact on recipient patients’ quality of life and function. Study group patients were evaluated for differences in quality of life based on the SF36 and Q-TFA, prosthetic use, residual limb pain, back pain, and overall satisfaction in transfemoral amputees relative to their peers. The results were consistent with previously pub- lished literature comparing patients treated with OI. (cite) Although not all findings were statistically significant, all metrics measured were found to be trending higher than those reported by peers not treated with OI. The improvements in scores are likely due to clear expectations, risks and benefits of the device, proper skin care, patient motivation, and previously failed use of a traditional socket suspended prosthesis.
1 Novel Custom Osseointegration Implant for Transfemoral Amputation, a Case Series Moyer, Benjamin. Hillock MD, Ronald. Allison MD, Daniel C.