• By Dana Sparks

Rare Cancer Leads to Rare Rotationplasty Surgery

December 3, 2014

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Seventeen years ago a little girl with osteosarcoma had groundbreaking surgery at Mayo Clinic . This rare cancer involved her knee and a rare procedure called rotationplasty. She was one of the first children in North America to have this unique surgery which enabled her to walk, ride a bike, roller blade and even run short distances. Now, at 24, she’s creating Brighter Tomorrows for children living with cancer. [TRT 3:00]

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This is a special report produced for the Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary Collection of Stories. To view other stories and learn about Mayo Clinic's sesquicentennial, please click here

 

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