Surgeons Found A Brilliant Way To Help Kids With Thigh Cancer Enjoy An Active Life

May 2, 2016

For above-knee amputations in children with thigh cancer, the foot and calf are rotated 180 degrees and reattached. The ankle now functions as the knee joint - a process called Rotationplasty.

This surgery gives children and young adults with a lifetime in front of them increased mobility and freedom that is a significant improvement over the use of a traditional above-knee prosthesis.

Here's how it works:

When cancer fighter Gabi Shull had her leg amputated, she feared that she would never dance again. This unique surgery helped the very determined 14-year-old learn to dance again.

Watch Gabi's inspiring video:

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