Posted Friday, February 29, 2008 9:24 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond
Fourteen-year-old Kaitlyn Lasitter will not walk again for at least five weeks after undergoing her fourth amputation surgery in eight months. Surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., cut 1½ inches of bone from the end of her left leg last weekend after it had grown through the muscle tissue and began pushing through the skin. Doctors reattached her right foot, but she had to have much of her left leg amputated after they realized they could not reattach the left foot. Kaitlyn has not regained much feeling or mobility in her right foot, and unless that improves, doctors say they might need to amputate it, her mother said.
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