Your surgeon will now prepare your bone, creating a specially shaped cavity into which the implant will fit. Your surgeon will carefully push the implant into this space in your bone. Any bone that is removed during this process will be saved for potential use as a bone-graft. The graft can help to improve the fit of your implant.
To close the end of the stump, your surgeon will create a skin flap that covers the muscles surrounding your implant. A circular opening (stoma) is created in the skin flap, allowing the tip of the implant to come through the skin. They will then use surgical sutures and stainless-steel staples to hold the skin flap in place and close the skin.
A device called a dualcone is now inserted into the end of the implant. Our prosthetic partners, Dorset Orthopaedic, will then take over the rest of the process, including fitting of the connector components to the dualcone, after your discharge from the Royal Free Hospital.