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Girl with osteosarcoma has amputated leg, reapplied back



Shortly before her 7th birthday, Amelia Eldred, a small dancer with big dreams on stage, received a devastating diagnosis:

The doctors discovered a 10-centimeter-wide tumor in the left femur's femur – and it had fractured the bone to live in Birmingham. When they did not respond to chemotherapy, the doctors told their parents that the limbs needed to be amputated, but they had a solution to help the active child maintain their mobility, according to the British news site.

During a rare and complex medical procedure this year, surgeons in mid-Amelia amputated leg on the thigh, removed the central part and then removed the lower leg to the upper leg – backwards. The young girl will eventually be able to use her ankle as a knee joint and simply put her foot in a prosthesis so she can run, race and dance to Birmingham Live again.

"It does not feel that different, Amelia said this week to the BBC News and traced the scars on her leg." But it's different when I have to move because it's the other way around ̵

1; if I put it up or up moving down or side to side, I'm going the other way because it's the wrong way around. "

Amelia, from Tamworth, a town in Staffordshire, not far from Birmingham, was diagnosed with bone cancer called osteosarcoma last year Osteogenic sarcoma diagnosed to Birmingham Live.

Her mother, Michelle Eldred, told Birmingham Live that Amelia Bein "gave in" while she was playing last summer, and though her parents tried to breastfeed the injury, her limb continued

Eldred took her daughter to a nearby hospital and was then sent to Birmingham Children's Hospital where doctors were confirming the diagnosis, she said.

"I called my husband, Richa And when they took us into a room with comfortable chairs and paper towels, I knew it was bad news, "said the mother of the news site.