Created by A/Prof. Munjed Al Muderis and The Osseointegration Group of Australia, the OGAP-OPL system provides above and below knee amputees with an implant which is designed to be as close to the human anatomy as possible. The surgery involves an implant being inserted into an amputee’s femur which, when integrated with the bone allows for a simple, quick, safe connection between the stump and the lower prosthesis.
Donning and doffing your prosthesis involves one single screw and can be completed in seconds and with its accelerated surgical and rehabilitation program, the OPL system reduces the overall recovery time to 4-6 weeks.
Since 2014 A/Prof Al Muderis modified the surgical technique and developed a new implant design which facilitated the ability to perform single-stage surgery without compromising outcomes. This has resulted in eliminating the need for a second operation and the associated risks, improved soft tissue management, faster rehabilitation, earlier return to work and lower overall costs.