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 revolutionary change

Erik Ax was 46 years old when he lost his left leg in a hunting accident. At the time, he was working as an engineer in the midst of starting up his own business. Happily married and with two children, Erik had no intentions to change anything in his life.

This is his story

Spanish champion in sitski

“But the best thing as I see it is that it feels like this leg is my own. I also appreciate being able to cross my legs, which is something I really love and was not able to do for many years. I feel simply perfect with this leg, complete”

This is her story

Pulling Through – and Beyond

In 2006, Christoffer Lindhe lost both his legs and his left arm in a railway accident. Two years later, in 2008, Christoffer was standing on the starting blocks for the Paralympics in Beijing and today he is an entrepreneur and founder of Lindhe Xtend, a company that develops advanced prosthetic feet.

This is his story

A way back to life again

A way back to life again “I had my whole life in front of me but when I got the news, it was like the end for me.” These are the words of Gloria Owusu who, at the age of 20, had to amputate her right leg. After the amputation, several years would follow of […]

This is her story