David is a seven-year-old student with one younger sister, she is six months old. His mother works in a factory and his father is a tuk tuk driver. In his free time, David likes playing with his toys, watching TV, reading books, and playing with his sister.
David was born with congenital pseudartrosis of the tibia on his left side. This means his left shin bone is severely fractured and is unable to heal due to this rare orthopedic condition. He has already undergone two operations which doctors hoped would treat his condition, but they were unsuccessful at healing the nonunion fracture. The surgeries and recovery periods have been painful and his family and doctors are no longer hopeful that his bone will heal due to the pseudartrosis condition. In light of this, surgeons at our medical partner CSC have recommended a low left leg amputation to ensure he is free of pain in the future and is able to adapt at a younger age to ambulating without his lower left leg. He will not require further surgeries for his condition after this amputation and can live a better quality of life.
David’s mother shared, “I hope my son’s leg will get better and heal quickly so he does not have to experience a painful wound any longer.”