Patients with transfemoral amputations (TFA) frequently experience problems related to the
use of socket-suspended prostheses 1-3. These problems increase with short or deformed stumps
4. The potential for improvement is substantial. Based on the very good long-term results
with osseointegrated titanium implants for edentulous patients 5, osseointegrated hearing
aids 6, cranio-facial prostheses 7 and prostheses for thumb-amputated patients 8, the
clinical development of osseointegrated prostheses for TFA started in 1990, in Gothenburg,
Sweden. The concept has gradually been modified and improved. In 1999, a prospective clinical
The hypothesis is that the treatment will improve quality of life.