Patient Stories

The OPRA™ Implant System has helped hundreds of amputees to improve their quality of life since the first surgery in 1990. Read more about some of the users and how the OPRA™ Implant System has changed their life below.

I no longer need painkillers for Phantom Limb Pain

Giulia Bellandi is a 29-year-old sitting volleyball player for the Italian National Sitting Volleyball Team. Since her treatment with Neuromotus™, she has stopped taking drugs to manage her phantom limb pain. Unbearable Chronic Phantom Limb Pain at Night Giulia lost her left leg above the knee in a serious motorcycle accident in 2009. She had […]

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A whole new world opened for me

Ulf lost his right arm in an accident in 1997. As a sailor, he was performing routine maintenance on the ventilation fan of a cargo ship. Suddenly, the fan activated without warning, and the fan blades severely damaged Ulf’s right arm. Ulf sought out the OPRA™ Implant System due to incessant problems with his socket prosthesis. He later upgraded to the e-OPRA™ Implant System […]

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Marine, Amputee and Race Car Driver

Liam Dwyer joined the Marine Corps twice. His first stint took him to Iraq, where in January 2007, he was lucky to survive an IED explosion just yards away from the Humvee he’d only recently upgraded with armor plating. His tour complete and his body intact, Dwyer retired from the Marines, returned to his hometown […]

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I will live longer now that my (Phantom limb) pain has decreased

TJ’S PHANTOM LIMB PAIN EXPERIENCE TJ had chronic Phantom Limb Pain(PLP) after his amputation following a traumatic injury.  He experienced his phantom limb as a permanently strongly closed fist.  In the beginning, he took prescription drugs to manage his pain. However, he soon abandoned them due to their severe side effects. He tried mirror therapy, […]

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I feel great, I can just go!

  Brian Tobias continues to take on new and exciting challenges everyday. He is a 31 year old mechanic student with an extraordinary story. He has an honorable past as a Navy veteran serving as a Gunner’s Mate which involves maintenance and servicing of weapons. Additionally, he also trained recent enlistees on the use and […]

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I can do whatever I want!

If strength, perseverance and determination were measured by the size of the person, Carol Davis would break the mold. Carol Davis is a mother of twelve and a recepient of the OPRA Implant System. Following her win over cancer,  she developed MRSA (bacterial infection) after a bug bite became infected.  The development of MRSA led […]

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I can now sleep through the night!

Sten Standberg, 84 years old, is a retired Swedish marine. He underwent below-knee amputation on his left leg due to vascular problems in 2017. Soon after his amputation, Sten developed phantom limb pain. In the beginning, Sten says, the pain was insignificant. However, as time progressed, the pain became intolerable, especially at night. Consequently, he […]

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It has really become my leg again!

Richard Kusters is from Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He is an ardent horse enthusist and loves photography and wood work. Richard is a recipient of the OPRA Implant System. In this video, he shares his story. In 2008, an accident with his horse carriage resulted in the amputation of his right leg. Richard explains it: ‘On a […]

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Today my prosthesis is a part of me

Rickard Normark lives on a farm in Lövånger, in Västerbotten, Sweden with his wife and three kids. In 2011, he had an accident at an electrical substation where he attained severe burns and lost his left arm.  The socket prosthesis he used after his amputation was supported by his right arm which caused his arm […]

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