Eric Mollaret, a transfemoral amputee and recipient of the OPRA™ Implant System, enjoys the ordinary, simple and everyday freedoms that many take for granted. PHOTO: Integrum NEED TO KNOW • Approximately 2,000 individuals worldwide, and 500 who live in the United States, have undergone osseointegration (OI) surgery to attach a prosthesis via implant.
Lauren Malinowitzer never imagined she would spend an entire year sitting in a recliner, deeply depressed from an orthopedic surgery gone wrong. But dead nerves in her right ankle stole her mobility, and daily battles with chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) filled her with despair. During one especially bad morning in 2019, Malinowitzer felt the only way out of her agony was to stop living altogether. She wrote goodbye notes to her family and stashed them away. Then she went off to a medical appointment in Manhattan that changed everything.