Girl amputate a leg
Other reasons that patients may need an amputation include severe infections in the limbs, gangrene, deformities or when there is limited movement or function. Miss Snell, originally from Plymouth, Devon, but now living in Manchester, said: 'In the end it was a horrible decision but an easy one.
For example, a procedure called limb-salvage surgery can be used to treat osteosarcoma, but that technique requires doctors to replace a section of the patient's bone with a metal implant or a cadaver bone. Her doctors then checked her over and realised her right leg was about an inch shorter than the other (pictured after her operation).