Tell us the story of Emma’s injury and amputation.
Emma was born with fibular hemimelia of her right leg in Datong Shanxi Provence, China. She was adopted December 15, 2008 and had her amputation surgery February 3, 2009. She started six weeks of physical therapy five weeks after the surgery.
What type of prosthetic device is she wearing?
A Symes prosthesis with gel liner and distal pin suspension.
“Emma can now walk, for the first time in her life. Actually, she is running and jumping and climbing.”
Do you have any advice to share with new patients in similar situations?
For families, remember that you are your child’s best advocate. And be prepared for very long appointments.
How has your prosthesis changed her life?
Emma can now walk, for the first time in her life. Actually, she is running and jumping and climbing. She loves her Little Gym class.