The Prosthetic Revolution
In a medical landscape constantly reshaped by rapid innovation, International Prosthetics and Orthotics (IPO) strives to be a vanguard, to carve out a revolutionary pathway in the realm of prosthetic technology. Our pioneering work in the application of advanced biomedical technology is opening new horizons for amputees, transforming lives and challenging our very understanding of mobility and rehabilitation.
As part of our mission to constantly improve patient-specific prosthetic devices, we adopt an integrated approach focused on the innovative use of CAD/CAM technology in design and production processes. IPO’s advanced solutions are tailored to each individual’s unique requirements, optimizing functionality while enhancing comfort—an approach that is not just patient-centric, but more importantly, patient-specific.
Osseointegration has emerged as one of the most advanced procedures available to provide amputees with a better quality of life and improved function and mobility, and IPO is one of the few companies at the forefront of engineering prosthetics for this life-changing innovation. It’s a surgical procedure that involves inserting a metal implant into the bone of a residual limb and connecting it directly to a prosthesis.
Osseointegration not only reduces socket-related issues, but it typically reduces nerve pain while increasing joint range of motion. Importantly, the procedure improves proprioception, or osseoperception, enabling better physical control and energy transfer. Because the prosthetic implant is connected to bone, patients experience heightened sensory feeling and vibration. One of the most important aspects of osseointegration is the pre- and post-surgical support. Patients form a lifelong relationship with us that is established when they are first measured and fitted before surgery. After the procedure, the patient receives critical integration assistance which continues throughout life as they return to IPO for re-fittings and adjustments.
Another one of our cutting-edge offerings is the Genium Knee, a state-of-the-art microprocessor-controlled knee joint that mirrors natural gait with uncanny precision. The device is a remarkable example of technological integration, utilizing a complex sensory system including a gyroscope and an accelerometer to provide unparalleled functionality. Its unique features, such as the ability to assist users in stepping over obstacles and ascending stairs, set it apart in a competitive market. IPO’s status as one of the few companies certified to fit the Genium Knee underlines our unique position at the forefront of prosthetics.
Complementing the Genium Knee is the Symphonie Aqua System, a radical innovation in the field of prosthetics. This system enables the creation of an extraordinarily accurate impression of the patient's limb using hydrostatic pressure, a method that results in impressively comfortable sockets with fewer requirements for modifications and fitting appointments.
Accomplished practitioners are at the heart of our IPO team. As some of the most highly educated professionals in the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics, IPO practitioners are all certified by the American Board for Certification or working actively to complete their residency. It's a team that epitomizes excellence, seamlessly blending diverse expertise with the delivery of top-tier, personalized solutions.
However, IPO's impact isn't limited to the human realm. Our innovative reach extends into the animal kingdom, and we are always excited about using our flexibility and vision to create custom leg braces for pets.
The work we do at IPO speaks to a broader mission, one that sees the value in every individual and seeks to restore function and permit normal motion. As we spearhead the use of advanced biomedical technology in the prosthetics industry, IPO strives to be at the forefront of a mobility revolution, challenging the boundaries of what's possible, one patient at a time.
For medical professionals seeking best-in-class prosthetic solutions for their patients, IPO is dedicated to offering a compelling choice. As we continue to trailblaze, it’s our hope that the innovative work we do will serve as a beacon in the field of prosthetics and orthotics.