What is ro­ta­tion­plasty?

Chat - - HEALTH -

This is a sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure used to treat bone tu­mours in chil­dren that oc­cur near the knee. ● The bot­tom of the fe­mur, the knee, and the up­per tibia are sur­gi­cally re­moved.

● The lower leg is then ro­tated 180 de­grees and at­tached to the fe­mur.

● This gives the ap­pear­ance of a short­ened leg, with a foot on back­wards.

● The foot and an­kle can then re­place the re­moved knee joint, which means the pa­tient can wear more below-knee pros­thet­ics that more eas­ily al­low them to play sport and be ac­tive.

Katie hav­ing physio to im­prove her move­ment

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