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Lucia Van Heerden: Ballerina turned Össur Ambassador

 

Lucia Van Heerden is many things, she is a ballerina, a below-knee amputee, an Össur Ambassador, a patient of Jaco Deist and a completely inspiring woman. Lucia’s honesty when it comes to losing her leg to infection will leave you in awe.

Lucia’s Story

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Catching Up With Bridgette: One Year after Receiving the i-digits™ Partial Hand Prosthesis

 

One year ago Jaco Deist and his patient, Bridgette Mokoena jetted off to Scotland where Bridgette became the first South African recipient of a partial-hand prosthetic. Bridgette and Jaco visited Touch Bionics to test the hand that Jaco had already fit for her here in South...

How to Properly Care for and Clean your Prosthetic Limb

 

The proper routine cleansing of a prosthetic limb is vital to the patient. As the prosthetic is considered to be an extension of your body, it should be treated as such when it comes to its care and hygiene. This article will discuss some of the reasons this is important and...

Piet Dreyer Only Accepts the Best: Jaco Deist

 

Piet Dreyer only accepts the best when it comes to friends and prosthetists, so naturally, he chose Jaco Deist to act as both. According to Jaco Deist, his below-the-knee amputee patient of 20 years and now friend, Piet Dreyer will not settle for anything less than perfection...