The Upper Limb Issue March Cutting-edge information for the prosthetics, orthotics, pedorthics, and allied healthcare professions. Information and resources designed to help people navigate the physical, emotional, financial, and social transitions they may experience following an amputation. Marketing your practice is now fast, easy and affordable! In most ways, Shelby Robin, Woodlands, Texas, is an active, typical teenager.
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Late last year, Felicia may have also saved her life. Felicia is the nickname Skylar gave her prosthetic right leg, which she has worn since her below-the-knee amputation in , due to complications from a rare form of soft-tissue cancer -- synovial sarcoma -- in the bottom of her foot. However, the device provided an unexpected benefit when an all-terrain vehicle skidded out of control in late , turned over and trapped Skylar underneath. She would have lost her life or her leg. For her bravery in overcoming cancer and amputation to return to playing competitive sports, Skylar was honored with the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Courage Award during the 20th Greater Cleveland Sports Awards ceremony. Life is not over with an amputation. Mesko wrote in the Courage Award entry.
Teen Amputee Overcomes Cancer, Makes Resilient Sports Comeback
Space Lifestyle magazine. Determined Cody McCasland has running, walking and sitting down legs. The sporty boy, from Colleyville, Texas, has vowed he will one day win Paralympic gold.
After a moped accident left one teenager with severe leg injuries, amputation surgery and physical therapy with her prosthetic leg are now helping her accomplish her goals, including walking again in high heels. Miracle, who was years-old at the time, was hit from behind, causing her left leg to break in 19 places and leaving her right leg with two large lacerations and both anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament tears. Over the next few months and years, Miracle underwent several surgeries and procedures to save mobility in both of her legs, which included inserting plates and screws, skin graft procedures and trying to reconstruct her left leg.