What is Osseointegration?
Osseointegration or "OI" is a pioneering technology not readily available for those involved in personal injury claims or medical negligence claims in the UK. Fieldfisher are the UK's leading solicitors in Osseointegration claims. Similarly to how a tooth implant would fix into the jaw of a patient, Osseointegration is the process in which a titanium implant is surgically implanted into a bone which eliminates the need for traditional socket based prosthetics.
Michael Swain MBE, discusses Ossointegration and the effect it has had on his life.
Once the titanium rod is securely fixed directly into the bone, a lighter and stronger than traditional prosthetic limb can then be attached via a quick release mechanism. Titanium is the only metal which is known to directly fuse with bone, making a stronger than bone connection that can take your bodyweight, just as your own leg would have done.
The direct integration into bone has been shown to transmit sensory signals back into the leg; so a certain level of feeling gradually returns; a phenomenon that is known as Osseoperception.
Fieldfisher have successfully secured Osseointegration for a number of clients. The life changing technology allows for total freedom from rigid socket systems eliminating future complications that commonly occur with traditional socket based prosthesis limbs such as chafing, sweating, and most notably the need for frequent socket changes. We have secured interim payments and final awards of compensation which have enabled our clients to travel to Sweden and Australia to receive this pioneering technology, when suitable treatment was not available in the UK and where other solicitors have been unable to secure the necessary funding.
Our Osseointegration Cases
To find out more about the successful cases undertaken by Fieldfisher and learn more about how we have helped our clients receive the best treatment possible, see our example cases below.
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