Stunning Medical Procedure Saves A Boy's Baseball Dream
- "Nope, I don't want that," Dugan told his parents, "because I can't play sports."The third choice was extremely rare. It was a procedure done maybe a dozen times a year in the U.S. It's called rotationplasty. Dugan's lower leg would be detached, turned 180 degrees, and reattached higher. That would allow his ankle muscles and ligaments to do the job of his knee. Basically: his ankle would serve as a backwards knee. So his foot would be at the end of his thigh, and he could place it into a prosthetic and have more control over it.