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October 18, 2016
Edward Smith

Innovative Prosthetic Surgery

Innovative Prosthetic Surgery

An orthopedic surgeon said he would be the first in Southern California to perform an innovative prosthetic surgical technique last month. Daniel C. Allison, MD, is set to perform a bone anchored (osseointegrated) prosthesis surgery on a police officer with an above-the-knee amputation, OrthoSpineNews wrote.

Dedicated to Improving the Quality of Life for Amputees

Dr. Allison indicated that there was optimism that this approach would offer significant improvements in the quality of life for numerous adults, especially members of law enforcement and veterans.

Prosthetics Anchored Directly to Bone

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in above-the-knee amputees, the Osseoanchored Prosthesis for the Rehabilitation of Amputees (ORPA) is being seen by some as a viable alternative to the more traditional ball and socket design.

The surgical approach starts with a titanium fixture implanted into the bone. After integration, a rod is attached through the skin that then attaches to the prosthetic leg.

Implant Reduces Chance of Rejection

A titanium implant helps to reduce the chance of rejection from the bone, and the surgery is said to offer hope for those who may have had trouble with a ball and socket prosthetics design, OrthoSpineNews reported. The ball and socket design can sometimes result in discomfort and requires a larger amount of surface area on a limb to fit the cap with the socket.

Helping Those With Amputation Injuries Recover Compensation

Regardless of the circumstances, amputation injuries often result in a challenging recovery period, large medical bills, and a struggle to re-learn everyday activities. Amputation injuries can occur through various scenarios, and many cases are settled out of court.

California is a comparative negligence state, meaning you can still gain some compensation even if you were partially responsible. You still have the right to recover even if you were partially at fault in an accident.

However, your case’s outcome and monetary settlement directly depend on the quality of the lawyer you hire. Insurance companies often make compensation offers much lower than you could get by working with an experienced amputation attorney.

Choosing the Best Amputation Attorney to Support You Through the Process

The right amputation attorney will help you calculate recoverable damages and gather outside testimony to strengthen your case. Our amputation injury attorneys have various resources to help you recover.

Gaining confidence and integrating a prosthetic limb into daily life requires time, effort, and dedication. You must surround yourself with the proper legal support to help you focus on your recovery.

Our office understands that an amputation injury is a life-changing event. We are committed to ensuring you attain the maximum compensation and are ready to offer assistance throughout the process.

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