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>> A young girl in Britain has had her leg reattached backwards following a battle with bone cancer, so her ankle can eventually replace the leg's original knee. Seven year old Amelia Eldred put on a brave face as she spoke about her leg, flexing her foot all the way up to her face.
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>> When I look in the mirror, it looks strange, and then when I look at it face to face, it looks normal.>> Emilia was diagnosed last year,5 and had surgery to amputate the limb. It's a rare procedure called rotationplasty. Removing the thigh, then reattaching the lower part of the leg backwards.
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Doctors hope one day it will help her walk again, partly with the use of a prosthetic limb.>> If you hadn't had these other procedures, you would have an amputation just below the hip joint, and that would have been very difficult for her to wear a prosthesis, and it would have been very difficult for her to have a good level of mobility.
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>> Fundraisers have been set up to pay for the development of the prosthetic Amelia needs. She hopes one day she'll be able to do her favorite activities again, including dancing, in the future.>> Now we're best buddies.>>
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