Patient and model James Quinn was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of 9, a discovery made after sustaining a leg injury. To save herself from cancer, the model underwent a surgery known as rotational plasty.
Today the cancer survivor has become a model and motivational blogger who shares inspirational and motivational words with her readers on her website, Limbitless.
@jessicaemilyquinn Turn your volume up. I read that quote online recently and thought, wow. We can wish certain things didn’t happen in our life but even if we could take them back we’d also be removing all of the good that has happened. So, next time you’re feeling low about the hardship in your life and what that has meant for you, remember all the good instead that has happened in your life, all the tiny moments ✨ #bodyacceptance #mentalhealthmatters #allthegoodthings #lifeisprettygood #beyou #gratefulforyou ♬ Made You Look – Meghan Trainor
What is a rotational plasty?
According to the Amputee Coalition, Rotational plasty is used in cases of osteosarcoma and congenital deficiencies of the lower extremities, which consists of a partial amputation of the leg above the knee. The lower leg and foot are rotated 180°, adjusted for length, and then the tibia is fused to the proximal femur. The foot is placed where the knee used to be, with the heel in front and the toes behind.
The main goal of rotationplasty is to improve the mobility of a person who wears a prosthesis. By placing the ankle in place of the knee, a natural and functional knee is created, and the toes send an important sensory response to the brain.
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What is an osteosarcoma?
According to information from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone tumor in children and adolescents. This cancer occurs most often in the broad ends of the long bones, such as the femur and tibia in the upper and lower legs and the humerus in the lower leg. superior part of the arm.
It can also appear in flat bones that support and protect vital organs, including the bones of the pelvis and skull. In about 15-20% of patients, the osteosarcoma will have spread by the time it is diagnosed, typically to the lungs but sometimes to other bones.
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