Osseointegration in Australia & New Zealand

Get operated at Prof. Munjed Al Muderis’ Osseointegration Centre of Excellence in Australia.

Osseointegration Group of Australia

Established in 2010 by Professor Munjed Al Muderis, the Osseointegration Group of Australia (OGA) clinics at Macquarie University Hospital Limb Reconstruction Centre is the largest Osseointegration centre worldwide. Renowned as a center of excellence in Osseointegration, the OGA has provided care to hundreds of patients, including paralympians, cancer patients, and those who have experienced amputations due to complications of other medical conditions or due to injury.

Why Choose Osseointegration in Australia?

As the largest Osseointegration centre globally, the OGA is a hub for knowledge and professional development within the fields of Osseointegration and Limb Reconstruction.

The OGA access to top private surgical sites, bioengineering departments and medical research facilities at several partner universities allows for integrated work between clinical specialists, scientists, and engineers. This cooperation constantly contributes to the advancements in the Osseointegration field.

In addition, the OGA Team has conducted extensive research on the various aspects of Osseointegration, and has published over 30 articles in scientific journals, contributing to expanding knowledge and clinical evidence about the procedure.

We are by your side for every step of your Osseointegration journey

The OGA multidisciplinary team is composed of clinicians and clinical associates who work together to ensure a successful Osseointegration journey for all patients.

Each professional play an equal and important role in various aspects of the procedure, from preparing patients for surgery to providing postoperative care, focusing on achieving positive outcomes and promptly addressing any issues that may arise.

All rehabilitation protocols are carefully crafted to cater to the unique needs and preferences of each patient. Through thorough research and collaboration, the OGA team has successfully developed approaches that prioritise wellbeing and comfort, while optimising each step of the Osseointegration procedure.

Meet the OGA Multidisciplinary Team

By seamlessly integrating cutting-edge prosthetics, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and psychological support, the OGA multidisciplinary team ensures comprehensive and holistic care for all patients.

Professor Munjed Al Muderis

Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Founder of Osseointegration International and Osseointegration Group of Australia
  • Discipline lead of the Limb Reconstruction Centre at MQ Health in Sydney
  • Clinical lecturer at Macquarie University and The Australian School of Advanced Medicine

Dr. Kevin Tetsworth

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Mustafa Alttahir

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Razvan Stoita

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. William Lu

Chief Clinical Researcher

Atiya Oomatia

Clinical Researcher

Dr. Karolina Siwicka

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Bridget Dean


Stefan Laux

APC Prosthetics

Marta Gaeda

APC Prosthetics

Dr. Chris Basten

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Tim Ho

Pain Specialist

Dr. Ajay Kumar


Dr. Carlo Vernier


Dr. Izreen Iqbal


Dr. Wahid Haidary

Rehabilitation Physician

Dr. Miriam Paul

Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Gen Kok

Infectious Disease Specialist

Claudia Roberts

Clinical Coordinator

Sarah Harris

Registered Nurse

Warrick Heald


Jin Park


Nikki Grace-Strader

Patient Liaison

Overview of the Osseointegration Process at OGA

A comprehensive screening procedure, rehabilitation protocols, and patient care guidelines have been established to ensure that patients receive the necessary clinical support and long-term follow-up. 

A pre-surgical assessment is critical to ensure the patient’s safety, satisfaction and the procedure’s success. Years of experience in looking after patients with amputations and their specific needs have let us develop algorithms enabling us to verify whether the osseointegration procedure is a suitable solution for each patient. This assessment also helps us decide about other medical procedures necessary to optimize your general condition before the osseointegration surgery.

At the Osseointegration Pre-surgical Clinic you will be assessed primarily by a team of orthopaedic surgeons and, depending on your needs, you may be consulted by a physiotherapist, a prosthetist, a clinical psychologist or our pain management team and an anaesthetist. You may also be referred to an internal medicine specialist or surgeon (a vascular surgeon, for example) if needed

We will answer all your questions and connect you with other osseointegration patients for experience exchange and peer support. For some patients, it is important that during the first visits, they are accompanied by a family member or friend, who will support them through the assessment and decision-making process.

After the orthopaedic clinical examination, the OGA Team will assess your X-rays, CT scans and any other relevant imaging. We will be able to thoroughly plan for your surgery, including the plan for your soft tissues (scars, ulcerations, abundant skin etc), bone length and implant size, to maximize the prosthetic stability and allow for early rehabilitation.

Thanks to the meticulous pre-surgical assessment and planning, the surgery does not take longer than necessary and there is a very low risk of unplanned intraoperative events. Our team will meet you before the operation to go through the surgical plan again and to answer your questions.

The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia, and additional regional blocks may be used for better pain control after the operation.  

  1. First, the soft tissues are prepared to create the best functional and aesthetic stump.
  2. Then the bone is prepared to accommodate the planned implant.
  3. Further, the implant is carefully fitted inside the bone and checked for stability.
  4. Finally, the procedure is completed by closing the muscles and skin and creating a circular opening (stoma), allowing the tip of the implant to come through the skin.

You will remain an inpatient at the hospital for several days to make sure you are comfortable, your pain is well controlled, and you begin to mobilize. You will start rehabilitation and the protocol will be adjusted to your abilities and intraoperative findings.

You will be discharged from the hospital only after gaining sufficient independence.

Finally, you will start a fully personalised outpatient physiotherapy and follow-up visits, to check the healing of your soft tissues and bone, and to assess the progress

The rehabilitation protocol is performed in 3 stages. In the most common situation, you will undergo:

Weeks 1-2: Initial loading – you can start loading the implant on the first day after surgery, with maximum of 5kg. Every day you can increase the loading by 5kg. Initial loading is completed when the target of is 50kg or half the patient’s body weight is achieved. 

Weeks 3-6: Fitting of a light training prosthesis and the start of gait training exercises.  

Weeks 7-14: Fitting of the definitive prosthesis, continuation of gait training exercises and mobilisation with crutches. 

Most of the patients who opt for osseointegration have had the socket prosthesis fitted previously. We will provide you with connectors and adjust the components of your socket prosthesis (knee, foot etc) to fit the new implant. You will need regular check and alignment adjustments as you are re-learning to walk after Osseointegration.

You can also discuss with our prosthetic team if you need to exchange some of your prosthetic components or get a new component for use in special conditions (sports, water, etc.).

If you return to your home country prior to completing the 3 months of prescribed rehabilitation, we will provide your physio team and your surgeon in your home country with all instructions. You will be expected to attend periodic follow-up visits either in person or via Telehealth. Also, the prosthetic components will need to be checked by your local prosthetist twice a year. Some of the external components of the Osseointegration implant will need replacing due to regular use and material wearing out.

Osseointegration with Prof Munjed Al Muderis in Australia - FAQs

Get operated at Prof. Munjed Al Muderis’ Osseointegration Centre of Excellence in Australia.

Osseointegration is major surgery and, by extension, the costs surrounding pre-surgery, surgery, and rehabilitation reflect that. Costs vary greatly based on the particular situation and needs of each patient. Every amputation is unique in:

  • which limb is amputated,
  • the level of amputation,
  • the cause of amputation,
  • the time since amputation,
  • the individual’s bone quality,
  • the amount of muscle and soft tissue coverage, and
  • the integrity of the skin surrounding the residual stump.

As a result, these factors are all taken into consideration when planning what options are available and therefore each surgery plan and cost is prescribed individually to each patient. For more information, please enquire.

The Osseointegration procedure is eligible for public funding in Australia. However, please note that Macquarie University Hospital is a private institute, so the cost of your surgery will not be covered by the Public Health funds. Nevertheless, there are alternative insurance plans that may cover the expenses.
There are multiple insurance options to cover the costs of your procedure, including a private health plan, accident or workers’ compensation, and more. We recommend reaching out to us for guidance on determining the appropriate level of coverage.
Yes, you can. However, we aim to ensure that your personal finances do not negatively affect your health. We understand that unforeseen additional expenses may arise during the process, so we strongly advocate for your medical treatment costs to be covered by your insurance, rather than being paid out of your own pocket. If you live in Australia, we highly recommend utilizing the insurance program to finance your Osseointegration surgery.
To enter Australia for medical treatment purposes you will need a visa. Our administration team will assist you with supportive documentation.
The pre-surgical assessment, medical condition optimization, and implant preparation typically require several weeks to several months to complete. We prioritize your safety and will proceed with the surgery once we deem it appropriate and safe for you.
Following the operation, you will have routine follow-up appointments with the surgeon at specific intervals: 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and then annually. These follow-ups can be conducted in person by Prof Al Muderis or members of his team. Additionally, you will receive regular follow-up care from a physiotherapy and prosthetic team. In the event that you are unable to attend all the clinical appointments, we can arrange telehealth sessions where we can include your doctor or healthcare team from your home country.
At OGA, we have a dedicated team of administrative staff specifically trained to assist international patients. We will provide guidance and information regarding transfers to and from the airport. We can also offer advice on accommodation options near our facility that are suitable for international patients. Additionally, we are here to address any other individual needs you may have and provide the necessary assistance.
The Limb Reconstruction Centre in Sydney is globally recognised for its excellence in healthcare. It operates within the Macquarie University Hospital, which offers cutting-edge surgical and diagnostic technology. The team of surgeons at the centre has international expertise and is trained to provide a holistic approach to patient care, emphasising patient education and personalised treatment.
Professor Al Muderis has over 25 years of surgical experience. In addition, he has performed the highest number of Osseointegration procedures in the World. Every member of the Limb Reconstruction Centre Team in Sydney is an internationally trained orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in Osseointegration and limb reconstruction. The allied health professionals on the team have attended to hundreds of Osseointegration patients both local and international. Our team provides mentorship to other Osseointegration teams Worldwide.

Contact for Osseointegration with Prof Munjed Al Muderis in Australia & New Zealand.

All prospective patients are directed to complete the enquiry form by following the link below. Our Team will review the information and provide adequate feedback promptly.
(+61) 2 9809 2111

Macquarie University Clinic, Suite 303, Level 3/2 • NSW 2109, Australia.