The Limb Reconstruction Centre (LRC) and the Paley European Institute (PEI) announce the successful inauguration of the Limb Reconstruction and Osseointegration clinic in Warsaw, Poland. The event, held last month, marked the start of a ground-breaking collaboration between LRC and PEI, aiming to establish a state-of-the-art facility in Europe, offering advanced limb reconstruction and osseointegration services.
The inauguration event witnessed the presence of doctors from both organizations, including LRC Professor Munjed Al Muderis, surgeon Karolina Siwicka, and PEI surgeon Michał Deszczyński. A number of international patients were also in attendance, seeking follow-up reviews, information about osseointegration, second opinions on surgical options, complex arthroplasty, and limb realignment. In addition, the clinical data of six local patients were reviewed, and second opinions were provided to assist in their surgical treatment planning.
During the event, Prof. Munjed Al Muderis presented several topics related to limb reconstruction and osseointegration. Discussions covered the benefits and drawbacks of osseointegration for amputees who have experienced difficulties with socket fitting or persistent pain symptoms. The need for proper management, maintenance, and periodic exchange of external components for osseointegration implants was emphasized. Furthermore, complex limb reconstruction and deformity correction were explored in the context of challenging patient conditions.
Looking ahead, Prof. Munjed Al Muderis and the PEI team have outlined the next steps following the successful event. Plans are underway for their next visit to PEI Poland in December 2023, with 11 patients already booked for surgeries. Prior to the surgery day, a clinic will be held for follow-up patients and new patients interested in osseointegration. Moreover, a schedule of clinical and surgical visits for the second half of 2023 and for the year 2024 is being developed, along with educational content for patients.
To ensure accessibility for international patients, a series of online meetings is being planned, enabling them to obtain details about osseointegration or limb reconstruction procedures before traveling to Warsaw for a face-to-face assessment. The collaboration between the Paley European Institute in Warsaw and the Limb Reconstruction Center in Sydney is poised to achieve its objectives and deliver exceptional care to patients across Europe.
The inaugural event in Poland was a great success, showcasing the shared dedication and expertise of both organizations. The Limb Reconstruction Centre and the Paley European Institute eagerly anticipate their future collaborations, as they strive to transform the lives of individuals in need of limb reconstruction and osseointegration services.