AWARD YEAR
2017
CATEGORY
Body
GOALS
Good Health & Well-being
KEYWORDS
Prosthesis, implant, Amputees
COUNTRY
Australia
DESIGNED BY
Designer: Dr Al Muderis Company: Osseointegration Group of Australia
WEBSITE
http://www.osseointegrationaustralia.com.au
Osseointegration Prosthetic Limb (OGAP-OPL)
The OGAP-OPL prosthesis design makes a conventional suction prosthesis unnecessary for amputees.
The OGAP-OPL is a new type of prosthesis for both above and below-the-knee amputees that makes a conventional suction prosthesis unnecessary. The OGAP-OPL is modeled on the anatomy of the human body and takes the load back to the femur and hip joint when walking. Dr Al Muderis the designer, along with the manufacturers, Osseointegration Group of Australia have developed a highly successful, next generation implant. The OGAP-OPL prosthesis consists of three main components: • A titanium rod that has a thick porous coating. This porous coating is used in hip replacement surgery with excellent results. It facilitates the bone to grow into the titanium rod and results in the implant and bone becoming one. • A highly polished transcutaneous connector with an anti-microbial coating that links the internal osseointegrated prosthesis to the knee,safety connector. • The quick release knee torque connector that connects the implant to the knee.