This is a pre-surgical video which describes rotationplasty, who the procedure is appropriate for and possible complications. This video depicts the process of being fitted for a prosthesis and learning to use it. The patient describes her active and satisfying life after rotationplasty, her emotions and the process of adjusting to living with a prosthesis.
hey shanna! im developing a below-knee prosthetic leg and I want to incorporate as many solutions to the problems faced by amputees in it as possible. Will you help me by getting in contact and listing out what issues you face while using prosthetics?
Hi Yami Art. Yes the e.g. is still there and we are preparing for next major surgery to remove the titanium cage that is still wrapped around my right femur. You can learn a bit more here if you wish.
Wow, that is truly amazing!!! I can't believe I never heard of this before and just came across it by chance while researching "bone cancer". I'm surprised we don't see more amputees having had this done for them.
Izcwill rock this surgery! Poo will be dead & ♥ our amazing little girl will be back to her happy self! thank you for sharing this information! This is absolutely amazing! God bless sweetie! You leep that big sis sprite! Much love!
Thank you for this video. I'm getting a rotationplasty in just under two weeks for osteosarcoma, and this video has been so reassuring to my small children. It's so hard to explain this surgery, and this video does such a wonderful job.
Hey all! Shanna Decker here - the girl from the video! Thought I'd answer some questions! Yes, I can move my toes just like normal! It was weird originally, but my body adjusted! The prosthetic is built to support my ankle and I do physical therapy to keep my leg strong for years. Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. :) Like my page on facebook and connect with me! Just search my name! :)
+sdrawkcab190 Osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, is usually the reason. Many osteosarcomas are above or below the knee. Sometimes other bone cancers and congenital anomalies might lead to it as well.
The major nerves and blood vessels at Mayo Clinic are just coiled and left connected as they are. Other institutions cut the nerves and that may cause those nerves to not work as well, but Mayo Clinic keeps them intact.
Only minor adjustment needed! Most of the time when the surgery is done, the major nerves and blood vessels are not cut, and therefore the brain knows how to re-wire and learn to move the ankle properly when fitted with a prosthetic!
@joshuabrunner0075 Ah right, and sorry to hear you caught cancer. But I don't understand why the knee has to be removed, was it some sort of cancer in the knee? What type of cancer did you have if you don't mind me asking?
@1hmm2 That's funny... a religious person attempting to use the scientific method to justify religion. The entire central dogma of religion (believing without evidence) flies completely in the opposite direction of science.
And sure, lots of missionaries go out and help people in developing nations... they also take advantage of them and push their beliefs on them, trying to wipe out whatever traditional beliefs they may have had.
i think it's supposed to be an obvious given here, though they did not choose to cover it, that she HAD to have the midsection of her leg removed. it's not a procedure done for giggles. bone cancer, for instance, might require such action to ensure complete removal of the affected tissue.
I expect more from the people asking why it was done, this is the internet people, there are such things as searches, though I have to agree that this video is confusing in the fact it does not explain why this would have to be done.
From the website I found in 1 second after doing a search for rotationplasty:
Children diagnosed with osteosarcoma or Ewing’s sarcoma in their distal femur are usually given three surgical options: complete amputation, limb-salvage, or rotationplasty.
according to her, it feels exactly the same as normal
"Not at all. During the operation they left the entire nerve intact so after it, moving my foot was the same as before. They actually got me to wriggle my toes as soon as I woke up to check that it was all ok. I was quite suprised that it felt completly normal."
a special favor, mercy, or benefit: the blessings of liberty.
"A patient referred to a beneficial surgical procedure as a blessing?! I must post angry comments on YouTube telling people that it wasn't thanks to God and that religion is fake-ass bullshit!!1! Rabble rabble rabble"
omg this sounds extreme. what if in ten years they come up with something so much better/efficient/healthier than this? you have no chance of recieving that care that you deserve because you already had this procedure!
Rotationplasty is an operative procedure where a portion of a limb is removed, while the remaining limb below the involved portion is rotated and reattached. This procedure is used when a portion of an extremity is injured or involved with a disease, such as cancer.
The operation is also called a Van-ness rotation.
No you idiot, this clearly is better then a normal leg and obviously performs better! Its a god damned foot, replacing a god damned knee. IT JUST MAKES SENSE!
Again, you're an idiot.
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