Because of my orthopaedic care, I can bike, run, climb, swim, inspire, love and live – even better than I could before.
Shanna is a 21 year old female, who first presented to our team in 1998, when she was 7 years old. She was found to have a very large telangiectatic osteosarcoma of her distal femur. She underwent standard chemotherapy for osteosarcoma. Due to her young age, large tumor, pathologic fracture and projected leg length discrepancy Dr. Franklin H. Sim performed a rotationplasty in June of 1998. Since her surgery, she has been a resource for many other young patients faced with the decision to proceed with a rotationplasty for malignant tumors of the lower extremity. She has graciously been featured at many events and videos. She has remained active is all activities as a child and an adult, including biking, rollerblading, playing soccer and ice skating. She received a scholarship for college and graduated with a degree in Business in December 2011. She has future plans of operating a nonprofit organization for patients with childhood cancer. She is currently continuing to perform volunteer work. She is truly an inspiration for her orthopedic team and our patients.