Lorraine became the first person in the UK to be fitted with the new C-Leg 4. Lorraine lost her right leg above the knee, shortly after her 21st birthday when she was struck by a motorbike in 1991. Shortly after her accident, Lorraine was fitted with her first prosthesis but she found it heavy and cumbersome. Despite these obstacles she was eager and determined to get back to an active life. “The latest incarnation of the C-Leg, provides the safety that has been synonymous with the C-Leg name”, explains Rachel Neilson, Ottobock UK Academy. “Being able to stop and stand still without thinking, change your speed of walking, or take a step backwards should not be a luxury and the C-Leg 4 provides all of those safely and predictably so that the amputee can just get on with what they want to do."
Now, fourteen years later, Lorraine is married with three grown children. Lorraine commented “Ever since the accident, I have always kept up to date with the latest technology. I wanted to make sure I had technology that could support what I wanted to do - I thought that way, I could do more, be more active. I was thrilled when Matt (Clinical Services Development Director - Matthew Hughes) told me about the C-Leg 4'.