Local

May 14, 2014 6:09 PM

Rare surgery helps 6-year-old Missouri girl run over by lawn tractor

In a rare procedure called rotationplasty that lasted eight hours at University of Kansas Hospital, doctors removed sections of Izzy Smith’s thigh and shin, rotated her foot and attached the shin to her thigh so her heel is where her kneecap had been. The procedure gives her the best fit for a prosthetic lower leg, her ankle serving as a knee joint. Her foot? Backward. Her smile? Right where it’s always been and beautiful as ever. Family members say her strength got them through this ordeal.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Former American Airlines 727 saved by Kansas City museum 2:18

Former American Airlines 727 saved by Kansas City museum

Emotional vigil for 4-year-old shooting victim 1:11

Emotional vigil for 4-year-old shooting victim

Former American Airlines 727 air stair tested 0:40

Former American Airlines 727 air stair tested

Police make arrest following high-speed pursuit 0:36

Police make arrest following high-speed pursuit

Staying cool is challenging in Kansas City's extreme heat 1:55

Staying cool is challenging in Kansas City's extreme heat

How the zipper merge coming to Johnson County works 1:30

How the zipper merge coming to Johnson County works

Trash collection suffers from driver shortage 1:23

Trash collection suffers from driver shortage

Curtis Ayers is moved to the Wyandotte County Jail 1:14

Curtis Ayers is moved to the Wyandotte County Jail

Illegal parking spurs civil lawsuit against KCPD officer - video contains offensive language 15:11

Illegal parking spurs civil lawsuit against KCPD officer - video contains offensive language

Road to Tomorrow pilot projects unveiled 1:44

Road to Tomorrow pilot projects unveiled

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos