Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2016
Dr. Daniel C. Allison, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles specializing in orthopedic oncology, anterior hip replacement, and joint reconstruction, has announced that he is scheduled to perform the first bone anchored (osteointegrated) prosthesis surgery in Southern California. The patient is a former police officer with an above-the-knee amputation.
“We are very excited to be the first practice in Southern California to offer the surgery,” said Dr. Allison. “We make limb preservation a priority for our soft tissue and bone sarcoma patients, and are constantly working to bring the latest surgical innovation techniques to our joint replacement and hip arthroplasty treatments for both adult and pediatric patients.”
Traditional prosthetics use a ball and socket design. The socket is placed around the end of the affected limb, to which the prosthetic arm or leg is then attached. While this approach is highly effective in many cases, it requires enough surface area on the remaining limb to adequately attach the cap with the socket. It can also present issues with comfort and fit.
The Osseoanchored Prosthesis for the Rehabilitation of Amputees (OPRA), which has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for use in above the knee amputees, implants a titanium fixture directly into the bone. Once the fixture has integrated and healed, a rod is attached through the skin, which then connects to the prosthetic leg. The benefits of this approach include greater mobility, range of motion, and comfort. It also offers hope for amputees who are not good candidates for or have had limited success with traditional socket prosthetics. Using a titanium implant helps to mitigate the risk of rejection from the bone.
Learn about bone anchored prosthesis: http://www.DrAllison.org/Bone-Anchored-ProstethisOsteointegrated-OI-Prosthesis/
“With proper care and comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation, we are very optimistic that this approach will offer a significant improvement in quality of life for many adults, especially veterans and members of law enforcement like our patient, with above-the-knee amputations,” added Dr. Allison.
About Daniel C. Allison, MD, FACS.
Daniel C. Allison, MD, FACS, MBA, is board certified in orthopedic surgery with expertise in musculoskeletal oncology, joint reconstruction, and anterior hip replacement. He is Assistant Director of Orthopedic Oncology, Cedars-Sinai Sam Oschin Cancer Center. Dr. Allison is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. As an orthopedic oncologist, Dr. Allison is a recognized leader in malignant problems of the musculoskeletal system, including soft tissue and primary sarcomas of the bone, invasive metastatic bone cancer, and invasive skin cancers of the back, pelvis, shoulder girdle, and extremities.
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