I am an AK amputee and I have worked for Ortho Europe for over 20 years. I took the decision to have an elected amputation in 1997 following a serious road traffic accident and nearly three years of medical interventions to try to save my knee.
I was introduced to Michael O’Byrne, founder of Ortho Europe at the Oxford clinic, where I was learning to run on my prosthetic leg to play amputee football. I was asked if I would like to get involved in promoting the Ultimate Knee. I agreed and my first role was demonstrating the functions of the knee at sales visits and conferences, and answering questions from Prosthetists, consultants and other amputees.
My role has continued to evolve and as a Product Specialist I now demonstrate and provide training on the full range of devices offered by Ortho Europe. I also play a key role in evaluating new products such as knees and feet and I regularly act as the patient model during Prosthetist training.
I believe my role to be quite unique within the Prosthetic community and I find it satisfying that I can provide feedback based on my experiences, which can help other amputees.
Nigel Davis – UK Product Specialist
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