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Patients’ experiences


What do patients report on the ESKA endo-stem adapted exo-prosthesis care concept?

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Thomas N.

“In the past, when I was mowing the lawn, I had to sit down three times an hour because I was in no condition to do it. Today I mow the lawn in one go and can still take a walk afterwards!” says Thomas N. from Lübeck, Germany.

Since Easter 2008, the 43-year-old connects his prosthesis without a socket on his thigh in the morning and in the evening every day. Back in 1986, he lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident and used a conventional prosthesis for 22 years of his life. The skilled tool mechanic works for ESKA Implants and manufactures surgical instruments for implants.

“I was afraid of the surgery” – admits Thomas. “Today I am very satisfied and do not see any disadvantages. After all, now even I can ride a bike, go bowling, play table tennis and fly on holiday with my family. And as regards the hygiene at the exit site of the implant, it is similar to a denture. This must also be cleaned in the morning and evening.”

Petra J.

“The ESKA stem adapted endo-exo-prosthesis is the best I could do in the given situation,” she said. “With the surgery I’m taking no great risk, because I can still change my mind. If so, only the adapter must be removed, the implant stays inside and the residual stump is sewn up again. “

In 2001, two years after a serious accident, Petra had an above-knee amputation. Due to her formerly being overweight and resultant fit issues with the socket, after only 2 months it was clear to her that only this new technology could solve her problems.

Today Petra weighs 30 kgs less, partly because with the ESKA endo-stem adapted exo-prosthesis that goes over the anatomical skeleton helps her move much better and is back friendly.