Patient stories

Helping Patients Worldwide

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.

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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I feel great, I can just go!

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 […]

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I can do whatever I want!

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 […]

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I can now sleep through the night!

I can now sleep through the night! Sten Standberg, 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 […]

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It has really become my leg again!

It has really become my leg again! Richard Kusters is from Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He is an ardent horse enthusiast and loves photography and wood work. Richard is a recipient of the OPRA™ Implant System. In 2008, an accident with his horse carriage resulted in the amputation of his right leg. Richard explains it: ‘On a beautiful […]

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Today my prosthesis is a part of me

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 […]

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The osseointegration has improved his quality of life

The 25th of October is a day Eric Mollaret will never forget. Eric was involved in a grievous motorbikeaccident that cost him his right leg. ’’A few seconds before everything was fine and a few secondslater, things were not so good. It all happened very quickly’’, says Eric.

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