British boy receives advanced prosthetic leg

10/21/2013 | Daily Mail (London), The

When 5-year-old Eddy Parry, suffering from osteosarcoma, needed to have his leg amputated, his doctors retained the muscles and replaced his thigh bone with a metal rod so that he would be able to use a power-assisted artificial leg. The procedure was a first for a U.K. child. "Now I'm trying to get a company on board to develop a child's power-assisted leg," said Eddy's father, Jon Parry. "These do exist but only for adults."

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