January 18th, 2010

Jacksonville girl, 8, has knee that adjusts; she has to, too

By Kelley Luckstein

Haley Richardson hasn't been thrilled with the way her life has gone in the last four months. Since being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, the most common form of bone cancer in children, the Jacksonville 8-year-old has been through 10 weeks of chemotherapy at Wolfson Children's Hospital followed by surgery to remove 14 centimeters of her lower right thigh…

 

Lucky because her surgeon, Mary O'Connor of Mayo Clinic, was able to take advantage of new technology in replacing Haley's knee. O'Connor is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement and tumor surgery.

 

Florida Times Union, by Charlie Patton, 1/18/2010

Tags: Orthopedics, osteosarcoma

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