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Now I Can ... be a model patient

When she was asked to model her prosthesis for an Ossür ad, Ann Marie Rivera couldn’t say no to the Icelandic company that manufactured her left foot and ankle. 

“Being a nurse, I always like to help people,” she says. “I was glad to show that people can do whatever they love to do without any limitations.”

After a sports injury forced the amputation of her lower left leg, Ann Marie sought the expertise of Methodist Orthotics & Prosthetics staff. They test prosthetic breakthroughs for companies across the world, and they knew Ossür’s revolutionary Unity vacuum system would be a good fit for a busy pediatric nurse.

Now Ann Marie doesn’t worry when she kneels to comfort frightened children or hurries to handle emergencies. And she credits Methodist for making her a “model” patient.

“They have been absolutely wonderful since the moment I walked in the door,” she said. “They’re so knowledgeable and fit me with the perfect prosthesis. I have no trouble at all being on my feet.”

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