OPRA Implant System provider Integrum was named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies list for 2023.

Integrum announced that the company has been named to Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.

According to Fast Company, this year’s list highlights businesses at the forefront of their respective industries, paving the way for the innovations of tomorrow.

“There are more than 2 million amputees in the US alone, and nearly 185,000 new amputations are performed every year across the country,” said Rickard Brånemark, MD, PhD, orthopedic surgeon and founder of Integrum. “Because of our OPRA Implant System, individuals who have or need above-knee amputation have the opportunity to be relieved from unnecessary pain and frustration, connect their body and mind and help them live life to the fullest.”

In 1990, the first iteration of the OPRA Implant System was implanted in a bilateral transfemoral patient in Sweden. Developed and refined since then, the OPRA Implant System is the only FDA-approved bone-anchored implant system specifically designed for use in amputees in the US.

It is indicated for individuals who have undergone transfemoral or above-knee amputations and who have, or are anticipated to have, rehabilitation problems with, or cannot use, a conventional socket prosthesis.

The OPRA Implant System provides increased mobility, stability, enhanced comfort, reduced pressure, chafing, skin breakdown, and pain.

“Integrum has been leading the development of bone-anchored orthopedic technology for over 30 years and is facing our most expansive phase to date as we continue to build upon vital partnerships with leading academic hospitals, clinicians, and our commercial partners based upon peer-reviewed clinical and cost-effectiveness studies for our revolutionary OPRA Implant System,” said Thomas Dugan, president of Integrum. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Fast Company for our longstanding mission and dedication to improving the quality of life for amputees everywhere.”

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