Doctors amputated the girl’s leg after unsuccessful treatment of the fracture.
Seven years ago, at the age of 20, a British woman named Victoria Snell was walking home when she heard a click in her foot. At the hospital, it turned out that she had a stress fracture.
Over the next six years, the girl did not leave the hospital: doctors performed four operations, inserted bone grafts and metal plates, but did not solve the problem with healing the fracture.
Before the fifth operation, 26-year-old Victoria decided that she had had enough and asked aesculapians to cut off her leg. “It was a terrible but simple decision. I understood that this treatment will not lead anywhere, and that with a prosthesis, I can have a better life than with my leg,” the girl explained.
Victoria quickly mastered the prosthesis and returned to work two months after the amputation. “It was as if I was freed — my opportunities were greatly expanded, and I was able to return to normal life,” she concluded.