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Girl's leg is reattached backwards after cancer surgery

2018-04-27 07:43
A young girl has had her leg amputated and re-attached backwards so her ankle can eventually replace the leg's original knee following a struggle with bone cancer. Amelia Eldred, who was diagnosed with the cancer last year, kept a brave face as she spoke about her leg, flexing the foot all the way to her face. The rotationplasty procedure was carried out at the Royal Orthopedic Hospital in the English city of Birmingham. Doctors hope the procedure will allow the young girl to walk in the future by using her ankle as a knee joint in the future with the aid of a prosthetic limb. Fundraisers have been set up for the girl to develop the right prosthetic as she hopes she'll be able to do her favorite activities, including dancing, in the future.