A custom osseointegrated implant is  secured to an animal's proximal tibia and includes a titanium osseointegrated component, a ridged tube and a foot. The foot is fitted once the bone ingrowth into the  implant is deemed appropriate to support the weight.  Osseointegrated implant technology is a novel operative procedure which allows firm skeletal attachment between the host bone and an implant. Preliminary results in European amputees with osseointegrated implants have shown improved clinical outcomes by allowing direct transfer of loads to the bone-implant interface. Despite the apparent advantages of osseointegration over socket technology, the current rehabilitation procedures require long periods of restrictive load bearing prior which may be reduced with expedited skeletal attachment via electrical stimulation.



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