What is rotationplasty?
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