A medical team in Dubai managed to restore the legs of a child, who was born with missing limbs as a result of a rare disease that affects one child in every million births.
A medical team in Dubai managed to restore the legs of a child, who was born with a lack of limbs as a result of a rare disease that affects one child out of every million births. The Turkish child, Mehmet Salih Demirzin, was born in 2017, with incomplete and deformed legs, due to the absence of the tibia in both ends. The medical solution is to amputate parts of both ends.
The father of the child, Adam Demirzen, said that he was "surprised by the deformity of the child's legs, and the doctors were shocked that they had to perform an amputation on both sides, but we contacted Dr. Michael Weber, a German doctor who specializes in orthopedics and injuries at Adam Vital Hospital in Dubai to present the child's case."
He adds: "The doctor took care of my son's condition, and the child underwent a series of complex transformative surgeries at Adam Vital Hospital in Dubai over a period of three years, led by Dr. Webber."
He continued, "Now my son is living a normal life and is able to walk, run and play football, and we have avoided the option of amputating parts of the legs."