One day before the surgery the patient will report with the hospital for another medical check, and to ask any questions they may have. Then there is the actual surgery in which the implant is integrated in the bone and an incision is made in the skin (a stoma) where the pin comes out. After the surgery the patient goes to the nursing ward where there will be a post-surgery visit twice a day and an image of the stump after the surgery is made. This normally takes 3 to 5 days.
After the nursing period the patient will move to the hotel for daily rehabilitation. The rehabilitation is supervised by a physiotherapist twice a week for 2 hours. In this, muscle strengthening exercises are done and the load on the pin is build up from 5 or 20 kilos to eventually 50% of the own body weight. Afterwards the prosthesis will also be adjusted and gait training will be started. During the rehabilitation the patient will also be assisted by a psychologist if necessary.