Introduction to the OPRA System for Osseointegrated Prosthetics
Integrum provides innovative systems for bone-anchored prostheses that have been improving the lives of people with amputations since 1990 by eliminating the need for a socket. The OPRA (Osseointegrated Prostheses for Rehabilitation of Amputees) implant system has been proven in several clinical scientific studies and has been used by hundreds of amputees in a growing number of centers around the world (14 currently) since the first surgery in 1990. Our innovative, FDA approved (HDE) technology is based on osseointegration, enabling the direct connection of an artificial limb to the amputee’s skeleton. Several benefits, such as increased prosthetic use, improved mobility and enhanced quality of life, have been demonstrated. Prosthetist are invited to attend this seminar introducing this revolutionary approach to amputee care. It will cover but is not limited too the surgical procedures, rehabilitation protocols, patient selection, demonstrated benefits and the Axor II connection device.
- Identify the difference and understand the Pro’s and Con’s of a Threaded Fit Implant vs a Press Fit Implant
- Gain an understanding of what occurs between the Stage 1 Surgery and the Stage 2 surgery.
- Understand the necessity of the loading protocol.
Date: October 14th, 2020
When: 1:00 PM (EST)
About The Presenter:
Kurt Collier, ABC Certified Prosthetist, is Vice President of Prosthetics for Integrum Inc, the world leader in bone-anchored prosthetics through osseointegration. Additionally, he is a faculty member of the University of Maryland within the Kinesiology Department and a team member of the University’s Neuromechanics Research Lab. investigating neural and mechanical mechanisms of human movement. Kurt has lectured around the world on prosthetic products, prosthetic research and advanced amputee rehabilitation.
Kurt graduated from the Northwestern Prosthetic Program in 1992 and also holds a B.S. degree in Biology from James Madison University. Prior to his current position he held executive positions within Freedom Innovations, Ossur NA and Flex-Foot Inc. He has practiced clinically for Orthotic Prosthetic Practice of Fairfax, Virginia; Hanger Orthopedic Group in Albuquerque, New Mexico, NovaCare O & P in Tucson, Arizona, and the Sabolich Prosthetic Research Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is also an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and member in good standing with the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a certified personal trainer.
In the 1996 the Paralympic Games, held in Atlanta, he won a bronze medal in the pentathlon and 4 x 100 relay. He is the past Chairman of the Board for the Amputee Coalition of America, founder of Professionals Helping Amputees Train, a non-profit organization, as well as a previous board member of Disabled Sports USA.
Presenter: Kurt Collier, CP
Presentation Date: October 14th, 2020