Hinri: “I feel liberated; free from pain, free from irritation.
Exchanging the problematic socket for an implant with more freedom; would this be the solution to his pain and other problems? He discusses the option with his rehabilitation specialist, and as Hinri is a strong, young man, there are no obstacles to have the surgery. The big day comes in 2017: he finally gets the implant. The surgery itself goes well, the rehabilitation is a success. After 12 years of living with a stump, it costs quite a lot of effort and muscle pain to learn to put weight on his left leg again, but it isn’t long until he can walk without support. After that, his progress comes on with leaps and bounds. The muscle pain disappears, and he is rewarded with a great feeling of freedom, something he had lost after the amputation.
His work at the nursery, life with a big family; he can easily keep up with everything. Hinri makes long days at his company again. Pain-free, without having to take breaks. His wife also confirms that he just keeps going all day long, that he makes longer hours than ever before. He can go where he wants and do what he wants. What has osseointegration meant to him? With a beaming smile: “Osseointegration has been a great added value. After 12 years I got back my mobility, zest for work and self-confidence.”