Helen Hayes Hospital to Host Programs on Groundbreaking Osseointegration Surgery for Amputees: Lectures for Clinicians & Patients

Helen Hayes Hospital to Host Programs on Groundbreaking Osseointegration Surgery
for Amputees: Lectures for Clinicians & Patients

Dr. Munjed Al Muderis, the world’s leading expert in osseointegration surgery for amputees, will present two lectures at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw on April 3, 2015. The lectures—one for clinicians and one for patients and caregivers—will discuss the ground-breaking use of the Osseointegration Prosthetic Limb (OPL), pioneered by Dr. Al Muderis and the Osseointegration Group of Australia, of which he is founder and chairman.

During osseointegration surgery, a stem made of a solid titanium core is implanted directly into the bone. This stem connects directly to external upper or lower limb prosthesis, resulting in a limb that moves more naturally and without the discomfort sometimes encountered with traditional prosthetic devices.

Osseointegration patients, one unilateral and one bilateral above-the-knee OPL and one with a below-the-knee OPL will join Dr. Al Muderis. For more information on the OPL implant, please visit www.amputeeimplantdevices.com. This device is not approved by the FDA for use in the United States and the lectures are for educational purposes only.

Both programs are free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Light refreshments will be provided. Both programs take place in the Noyes Conference Center at Helen Hayes Hospital, Rt 9W in West Haverstraw. Registrants can call 845-786-4225 or email info@helenhayeshospital.org to reserve their seat.

Advancements in Osseointegration Technology for Amputees

Lecture for Clinicians
Friday, April 3, 2015
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lecture for Patients & Families
Friday, April 3, 2015
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

These lectures are presented in conjunction with the Helen Hayes Hospital’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Center which specializes in providing a full range of prosthetic and orthotic services, including evaluation, fabrication and follow-up care. The most comprehensive facility in the New York Metropolitan/Hudson Valley region, the Center’s ability to custom design and fabricate a wide variety of devices for both adults and children, while offering personalized attention to individual needs, has drawn patients from the tri-state area, and around the world.