Case Study

JTS Implant Case Study

The very first patient of the extendible JTS implant was 13 year-old Katie Karp. She successfully recovered from bone cancer and had to have her left knee and thigh bone removed. Instead of a full amputation, Katie and her family opted for an extendible prosthesis from Stanmore Implants

The revolutionary prosthesis was experimental at this point, and has since improved the quality of life for many children in the UK and America.

Most young patients recovering from a form of bone cancer have had no option but to undergo an amputation. As a child’s limbs don’t stop growing until a later age, the only way to insert a successful implant requires repetitive surgery to lengthen the limb at regular intervals. Children and teenagers like Katie are able to avoid these stressful operations. She is able to visit her clinic as regularly as she likes, and have the implant extended with no invasive surgery whatsoever.

The ground-breaking technology used to develop the JTS implant makes use of an external mechanism containing a number of magnets, which extend the prosthesis from outside of the limb. Katie is able to stand up and walk around straight after the procedure.

Katie says, “Periodically I come in to get my leg lengthened and its painless and you sit there for about 16 minutes and get your leg lengthened about 4mm. It’s a very easy operation and all the doctors take very good care of you. You can’t feel a thing and it’s so much easier than having to go into surgery like you used to have to.

Now that Katie has recovered from the cancer and the limb has successfully healed, she is free to do everything physical that she did before the operation. She enjoys regularly taking part in sports and riding her horse – something that would have been a great challenge, had she opted for an amputation.

Katie is so please with the outcome that she would recommend the implant to another young person in her situation without a moment’s hesitation.

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Case Study

JTS Implant Case Study

The very first patient of the extendible JTS implant was 13 year-old Katie Karp. She successfully recovered from bone cancer and had to have her left knee and thigh bone removed. Instead of a full amputation, Katie and her family opted for an extendible prosthesis from Stanmore Implants

The revolutionary prosthesis was experimental at this point, and has since improved the quality of life for many children in the UK and America.

Most young patients recovering from a form of bone cancer have had no option but to undergo an amputation. As a child’s limbs don’t stop growing until a later age, the only way to insert a successful implant requires repetitive surgery to lengthen the limb at regular intervals. Children and teenagers like Katie are able to avoid these stressful operations. She is able to visit her clinic as regularly as she likes, and have the implant extended with no invasive surgery whatsoever.

The ground-breaking technology used to develop the JTS implant makes use of an external mechanism containing a number of magnets, which extend the prosthesis from outside of the limb. Katie is able to stand up and walk around straight after the procedure.

Katie says, “Periodically I come in to get my leg lengthened and its painless and you sit there for about 16 minutes and get your leg lengthened about 4mm. It’s a very easy operation and all the doctors take very good care of you. You can’t feel a thing and it’s so much easier than having to go into surgery like you used to have to.

Now that Katie has recovered from the cancer and the limb has successfully healed, she is free to do everything physical that she did before the operation. She enjoys regularly taking part in sports and riding her horse – something that would have been a great challenge, had she opted for an amputation.

Katie is so please with the outcome that she would recommend the implant to another young person in her situation without a moment’s hesitation.

Watch our real life stories about the JTS implant

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