In February, just before her 10th birthday, Katie underwent an eight-hour rotationplasty
operation to remove the cancer from her leg.
Robbie, 14, was only the sixth person in the UK to have the complex 13-hour procedure, known as rotationplasty
Surgery to remove the tumour was carried out by Prof Lee Jeys at Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, using a rare procedure called rotationplasty
She could undergo rotationplasty
, where the remaining lower section of her right leg is rotated before being reattached to the healthy upper section - but this would rule out playing sports as well as looking very unsightly.
He used a rare procedure called rotationplasty
surgery where Amelia's leg was amputated high up her thigh, then the lower leg reattached the wrong way around.
Katie was shown pictures of children from across the world who had undergone similar rotationplasty
Doctors opted for a rotationplasty
- his foot was amputated, his shin and knee removed, and the foot rotated and reattached.
Known as a rotationplasty
, the procedure involves taking the foot from the removed limb and grafting it to the bottom of his thigh, so Thomas' heel would sit where his kneecap would have been, with the toes dangling down below.
Another surgical option is Van Ness rotationplasty
; however, careful patient selection is required for this procedure .
He was brought to the operating room for rotationplasty
following a course of neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
The cancer put those plans in jeopardy, and part of what convinced him to go with rotationplasty
was being able to get his career plan back on track.
Energy expenditure during walking in subjects with tibial rotationplasty
, above-knee amputation, or hip disarticulation.