Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chinese girl with giantism of the feet

Yu Yu is a three-year-old and suffers from an undiagnosed condition which causes her feet to grow at an alarmingly rapid rate. The toddler lives lives in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province of China and her feet are constantly swollen and heavy and make moving around extremely difficult. Her family are extremely poor, but are slowly raising funds to take the young girl to a doctor and ask for help with her medical condition. Yu Yu's grandfather is planning to take her to Beijing to see a doctor after collecting money by selling several pigs.Yu Yu must go shoeless as they cannot find shoes to fit her large feet.

The x-ray of Yu Yu's feet show how malformed the bones are. Further Reading Turra S, Santini S, Cagnoni G, Jacopetti T. 1998 Gigantism of the foot: our experience in seven cases J Pediatr Orthop.May-Jun;18(3):337-45.

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