Bone-anchored leg prostheses also prove to be a valuable procedure after 5-year follow-up

After above-knee amputation, there is the option of a prosthesis that is placed directly in the thigh bone. Despite the fact that bone-anchored prostheses have been used for thirty years, researchers at Radboudumc have published the first long-term evaluation. It turns out that the procedure is not without stoma problems, but that these can usually be treated with simple measures and that the implant leads to a permanent improvement in mobility and quality of life.