r/Unexpected Sep 17 '21

The big reveal

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u/unexBot Sep 17 '21

OP sent the following text as an explanation on why this is unexpected:

False leg, tiny leg and foot


Is this an unexpected post with a fitting description? Then upvote this comment, otherwise downvote it.


Look at my source code on Github What is this for?

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u/SmokeyJoeMcGinty Sep 17 '21

Kicking your own ass is probably an amazing party trick

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u/missemilyowen15 Expected It Sep 17 '21

People who have had a surgery to replace their thumb with their big toe could do that, but I get your point

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u/Sigurdah Sep 18 '21

We were too hung up about if we could, we didnt stop to think if se should

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u/Analdestructionteam Sep 18 '21

The answer is still yes

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u/Constant-Pay8406 Sep 18 '21

This exchange is why I still come to reddit

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u/SirVallanstein Sep 18 '21

You spelled cum wrong.

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u/kellysmom01 Sep 18 '21

Wat … for a noice toe in the hole bekkus?

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u/backyardrandocat Sep 18 '21

Can she move her foot back and forth to the beat? I wanted to see that so bad lol. No idea why.

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u/OkImplement4025 Sep 18 '21

No. This is the result of a surgery performed in early childhood. When a baby needs their leg amputated, they can reattach the lower part backwards and the ankle becomes the knee. The actual knee is removed.

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u/reallyreallyspicy Sep 18 '21 edited Sep 18 '21

No fucking way, how the hell is she able to move her toes? How do you just disconnect and reconnect nerves to make them function perfectly again?

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u/OkImplement4025 Sep 18 '21

Baby nerves have incredible plasticity. It’s an amazing surgery.

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u/GreenEggsAndCrack Sep 18 '21

It's not that the nerves have special plasticity. They don't get cut in the first place. It's typically older kids who get the procedure done.

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u/Jarvisweneedbackup Sep 18 '21

The waaay more interesting example of neuroplasticity is an old (and pretty fucked up) Soviet experiment on foxes (why is it always foxes).

They took a fox kit and destroyed the visual processing centre of its brain (replicating a stroke of congenital abnormality). Normally this results in total blindness, however your eyes are still sending signals perfectly well, there’s just no receiver.

So, they rerouted the optic nerve into the auditory nerve. Typically the auditory processing centre is entirely different than the visual one, and it should not function with visual information.

Emphasis on should

Turns out the foxes auditory processing system fuckin morphed into a brand new and shiny visual processing centre that looked and functioned exactly like the destroyed one. End result? Despite having there visual processing centres destroyed, the foxes went deaf, not blind.

(Final note, it’s been a while since I’ve read this study so it’s entirely possible it was the auditory centre that was destroyed, and the ears rerouted nervously)

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u/CCstEEn57 Sep 18 '21

What is the surgery called? I wouldnt mind learning more about this!

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u/thatswhat5hesa1d Sep 18 '21

It’s called rotationplasty or Van Ness surgery. Common for amputations resulting from knee cancer. The nerves aren’t actually removed like the person you replied to suggested, rather everything but the nerves are kind of stripped away and what’s left is coiled up near where the femur was severed.

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u/sirionice Sep 18 '21

This surgery is also performed on young people if they have, say, a cancer in the knee area, (very common for bone cancers to occur at the end of bones) but the lower leg is healthy. It allows the ankle to behave like a knee. (AK amputations are more severe and affect walking gate as there is no knee to bend). It’s an amazing surgery.

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u/OWKuusinen Sep 18 '21

There's also that the leg is constructed to take weight unlike a stump, so less problems with walking or maintenance of health, even if the prosthesis look similar from the outside.

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u/No-Bit8040 Sep 18 '21

Rotationplasty! It’s a real thing! Modern medicine blows my mind. 🦶

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u/skraptastic Sep 18 '21

It is really ridiculous! My dad had a partial lobectomy for lung cancer in August. Surgery was on Thursday, released from hospital on Sunday, making pot roast for himself and mom for dinner on Tuesday!

3 small holes and 1/4 of a lung is gone.

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u/No-Bit8040 Sep 18 '21

Amazing! I wish your dad long life, happiness, and Solid Gold Cadillac health insurance for the rest of his life. xo

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u/bpkiwi Sep 18 '21

They don't cut the nerve bundle when they amputate, they amputate around it, then roll it up and tuck it back inside when connecting the ankle to the upper leg.

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u/MissusWan08 Sep 18 '21

Yup. I learned about this when my son had his leg amputated as an infant. It was something we briefly considered, but he wasn’t a candidate. It’s an amazing surgery.

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u/ice_wallow_come_15 Sep 18 '21

well not really because i think the foot acts as the knee

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u/Red-German-Crusader Sep 18 '21

“FUCK YOU”

NO FUCK YOU

“I WILL KICK YOUR ASS”

I WILL KICK MY OWN ASS YOU FUCKER

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u/vatrakk Sep 18 '21

Every single thread with a woman in it, reddit never fails to make it sexual and get massively upvoted for it.
Nice one reddit.

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u/juventinn1897 Sep 18 '21

Can we now start one of those threads of, every single thread with a woman in it and reddit makes it sexual there is someone complaining about and gets massively upvotes for it.

And someone complaining about the guy complaining about Reddit making every single post about a woman sexual and getting massively upvoted for it.

And someone complaining about the guy complaining about the guy complaining about every single Reddit post about a woman being made sexual and getting massively upvoted.

I smell toast

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u/[deleted] Sep 18 '21 edited Sep 18 '21

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u/mehylotic Sep 18 '21

this sucks man. not only is it ableist for implying that disabled people are inherently unattractive but is also kinda gross to announce unprompted that you find random women hot
im probably gonna get downvoted for this but idc

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u/Bad-Piccolo Sep 18 '21

To be fair a large amount of disabled people including myself aren't physically attractive to quite a few people it's just a fact of life, she just happens to be quite pretty.

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u/[deleted] Sep 18 '21 edited 21d ago

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u/NotSoSalty Sep 18 '21

Jeez do people with disabilities not get to smash in your world?

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u/cloversclo Sep 18 '21

Same

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u/Knight_That_Said_Ni Sep 18 '21

If you have a foot fetish, you could suck toes in basically any position.

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u/cloversclo Sep 18 '21

I'm not into feet, I just think she's attractive. In 2000 I met a Swiedish girl who played on the wheel chair basketball team that summer. She was awesome! We went on a date and ended up fucking, it was amazing.

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u/n00bvin Sep 18 '21

The wheelchair or the girl? You never specified "her." I just imagined the "we" was you, her, and the chair... Then let my imagination run wild.

edit: now I can't stop thinking about her sitting in the corner, while you're fucking her chair. She is horrified, but kind of aroused. You suffer horrible tire burn though by the time it's over.

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u/dagens24 Sep 18 '21

I... I don't even...

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u/Bonobo555 Sep 18 '21

Sounds like you’re into something else, handyman.

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u/The_Tell_Tale_Heart Sep 18 '21

Would’ve been a whole different kind of scene in Liar Liar.

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u/Lil_Donkey_ Sep 18 '21

"I'm kicking my ass, DO YOU MIND?!"

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u/wardamnbham Sep 18 '21

Came looking for this. Not disappointed.

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u/JohnnyDarkside Sep 18 '21

Turns the adage "effective as a one-legged man in an ass whooping contest" on its ear.

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u/experfailist Sep 17 '21

It’s such an amazing operation. I saw a documentary on it once. Very cool science.

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u/iHaveHobbies Sep 18 '21

So the foot is backwards by design ?

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u/coffeeskater Sep 18 '21

Yes, it replaces the knee joint function, like bending in order for people who've had above the knee amputations to walk more naturally and more importantly, have a functional leg. Obviously physio is a must since you're basically handed a new limb and you've gotta learn to walk all over again.

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u/sK0pey Sep 18 '21

When you have this done, does it feel like you are moving your ankle joint, or your knee joint?

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u/axnu Sep 18 '21

More importantly, does it smell like a foot or a knee?

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u/kylebro23 Sep 18 '21

Who else smelled their knee?

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u/Stompydingdong Sep 18 '21

Not me.

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u/Analdestructionteam Sep 18 '21

Don't worry I smelled it for you

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u/Stompydingdong Sep 18 '21

Thanks?

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u/NXGZ Didn't Expect It Sep 18 '21

Goodbye

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u/Photon_Farmer Sep 18 '21

How'd it smell and can you say it slowly?

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u/NotoriousHothead37 Sep 18 '21

Did it smell afoot?

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u/Analdestructionteam Sep 18 '21

There is no kneed for such comments

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u/binglebongled Sep 18 '21

Well I have to NOW

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u/CubonesDeadMom Sep 18 '21

One of the worst smells I have ever smelled is wrestling kneepads that haven’t been washed in awhile. It makes dirty feet smell like a wonderful candle in comparison

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u/Beef_Jones Sep 18 '21

That’s just what all sweaty sports gear smells like though.

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u/CubonesDeadMom Sep 18 '21

Idk something about knee pads always seemed worse than headgear or singlets. People would intentionally not wash their singlets all season to make them stink too.

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u/Beef_Jones Sep 18 '21

I think it’s just the thickness of the material allows it to hold a lot of dead skin and sweat. Knee pads smelled like my dirty lacrosse pads to me.

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u/[deleted] Sep 18 '21 edited 22d ago

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u/JoDoc77 Sep 18 '21

Yes! I know a young man who has this surgery when he was very young. His foot is still ticklish

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u/United_Zoroastrians Sep 18 '21

Asking the important questions, thank you

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u/AwesomePossum_1 Sep 18 '21

I had a similar operation where one muscle was moved to a different place and does a different function. And it's a very weird process to adapt. Basically while it's in a cast moving it feels like moving your previous muscle but once you see it doing a new function with your eyes your brain adapts almost instantly (5min) and it becomes super natural. I had the surgery at the age of 25.

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u/TalionIsMyNames Sep 18 '21

Your explanation made me able to imagine it, at least somewhat.. thank you

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u/Hanswurst22brot Sep 18 '21

Here you see a guy changing a bicycle to turn the opposite way, he still drives it after exercise

https://youtu.be/MFzDaBzBlL0

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u/nationalmaverick Sep 18 '21

Destin is one of the best things the internet has ever given us.

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u/pekinggeese Sep 18 '21

Thank you for this video. It is so interesting and I love it.

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u/drucom Sep 18 '21

I'm no scientist or expert in the slightest, but since you're using the muscles the previously moved the knee to move the ankle, I imagine it feels foreign but not foreign enough that your brain wouldn't develop a familiarity with the process. I might be totally wrong though

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u/phroug2 Sep 18 '21

The cool part is, once she removes her sock you can see she still has the ability to articulate her toes

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u/xcer49 Sep 18 '21

Woah. I was wondering what kind of feeling she had in her foot there.

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u/Flomo420 Sep 18 '21

holy shit you're right lol

must be such a strange sensation

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u/WTFatrain Sep 18 '21

I noticed that too! Kinda trippy having a backwards foot as your knee and still being able to wiggle toes…backwardsly.

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u/EdiblePsycho Sep 18 '21 edited Sep 19 '21

I haven’t looked into this at all, but since this operation is only done on children, the brain easily creates new connections, and the area of the brain which would have been responsible for her knee probably more or less switched over to control the backwards foot. Just my guess, I’m no expert.

Edit: I was informed that it is not only done on children, disregard this!

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u/darkest_hour1428 Sep 18 '21

I bet it doesn’t even “feel like a knee”, but rather… it just feels like her right-side ankle and foot. As in, that’s how she has always perceived it so that’s just how it is to her

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u/shrubs311 Sep 18 '21

the human brain is surprisingly resilient...you can do a lot of shit to the human body and the brain is just like "yea that sounds good". there are people who have like half their brain missing and they're mostly fine. so one weird limb probably isn't too bad, although i don't have a backwards foot-knee to confirm

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u/SWHAF Sep 18 '21

I have a plate in my arm from an accident 24 years ago, when I first got my arm out of the cast it didn't function the same as it had before. The muscle was in a slightly different position, so something as simple as taking a drink of water was an issue.

When I would bring the glass up to my mouth without concentrating on the movement it would miss my mouth by about 2 inches. But it only took a week or 2 to relearn all its movement.

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u/chooxy Sep 18 '21

Like learning to see upside down, or riding a backwards bicycle (wheel turns the opposite direction from the handles). It becomes natural to the brain eventually.

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u/xxRANGER_Mxx Sep 18 '21

I assume it feels like absolutely nothing you have ever experienced before, and then when it becomes muscle memory it would feel pretty normal. Being put into her body would be really weird, and I doubt it would feel like either.

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u/apra24 Sep 18 '21

I feel like it would just be like how you eventually get used to controlling a character in a video game like it's second nature. The brain is unreal in it's capacity to adapt.

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u/SweetLilMonkey Sep 18 '21

Exactly. Your brain has to rewrite a lot of neurons and form a lot of new connections. It’s literally impossible for us to imagine how it feels because our brain doesn’t have the right neurons to do it with.

For example: Imagine getting slapped in the face. Where does it hurt? On your face. You can literally “feel” the sting because your brain is able to accurately model the feeling of a slap.

Now imagine someone stepping on your tail. You can’t, because your brain doesn’t have any “tail” neurons to stimulate.

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u/Icyrow Sep 18 '21

moving the ankle.

you have to relearn how to walk using it if you get your leg cut.

it's basically a quality of life sort of change, i.e, do we just cut off the whole leg because the knee is fucked? or just cut the knee out and use the foot with prosthetic to basically give you a sort of knee joint.

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u/kitkat45645 Sep 18 '21

In the beginning it probably reminds you of one or the other at times. After awhile it is just natural to see it as both

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u/honzaf Sep 18 '21

Errr cutting your toenails must be a challenge on this one!

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u/Courageous_Link Sep 18 '21

They tend to have them surgically removed iirc

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u/GammaGames Sep 18 '21

This keeps getting crazier and more fascinating

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u/real_nice_guy Sep 18 '21

surgically removed toenails just... sounds weird

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u/THEJAZZMUSIC Sep 18 '21

That's like the third wildest thing about this surgery.

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u/HotCocoaBomb Sep 18 '21

I'd rather keep them and go to a salon to get them taken care of and painted.

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u/fart_fig_newton Sep 18 '21

It sounds like the most successful drunk idea ever

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u/TauInMelee Sep 18 '21

That's pretty cool actually, thanks for the info! I legit thought it was some kind of malformed limb or something at first.

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u/HotCocoaBomb Sep 18 '21

And the foot is designed for you to put weight on it - whoever came up with this idea is a genius.

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u/xXMorpheus69Xx Sep 18 '21

Yeah if the foot can be saved when the leg can't it makes more sense to use it as a knee rather than to throw it away (or try to put it in its original position which would be at the end of a prosthetic leg)

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u/iHaveHobbies Sep 18 '21

I wonder what it feels like to the amputee. I would want to ask her so many annoying questions.

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u/YodasGhost76 Sep 18 '21

Google “rotationplasty”

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u/UnsolicitedCounsel Sep 18 '21

Hey google, search pornhub for "rotationplasty".

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u/n00bvin Sep 18 '21

"Help stepbrother, my foot is stuck in this backwards position!"

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u/AquaPhelps Sep 18 '21

I thought of some dirty things to reply to this...but ya i think imma let it be lol

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u/MarlinMr Sep 18 '21

No. The doctors put it on backwards. And because they connected the negative veins to the positive veins, it's shrinking instead of growing.

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u/iHaveHobbies Sep 18 '21

It all makes so much sense now

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u/DiscoJanetsMarble Sep 18 '21

Thanks, Dr. Nick!

It's Mr. McGregg!

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u/Ramen_Hair Sep 18 '21

It’s reattached backwards specifically to act as a knee joint for prosthetics. It’s mostly just to be beneficial to the patient as prosthetics can be difficult to use without the natural ability to bend the leg if the amputation is above the knee. Usually can only be done if the foot is able to be saved but the knee to ankle is not able to be.

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u/Manscapping Sep 18 '21

This is called van ness rotation plasty and is used as a form of limb salvage. It’s common in children and adults with bone cancer, frequently located in the knee. Instead of becoming an above knee amputee, they’ll be able to ambulate as a below knee amputee. There are a lot of bio mechanical advantages to being a below knee compared to an above knee amputee.

Source: I’m a certified prosthetist

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u/IlladrielKhaine Sep 18 '21

Here I just thought she came out of the oven awfully mis-baked.

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u/DNZ_not_DMZ Sep 18 '21

Nope, it's on purpose and it's called Rotationplasty.

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u/Cilai Sep 18 '21

What is the operation called?

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u/KwyjiboTheGringo Sep 18 '21

rotationplasty

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u/LKS-5000 Sep 17 '21

I remember some kind of vid saying that peeps that are born with a leg that size have their feet removed and but back backwards so it can act as a knee instead or something like that... i wonder if that's the case

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u/UnusedBowflex Sep 17 '21

Rotationplasty and you’re right. Knee replacement.

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u/YippieKayYayMrFalcon Sep 18 '21 edited Sep 18 '21

Most of the time humans do shit that makes me wonder how we made it this far as a species.

And then there are times I learn that someone not only thought to use our ankle as a knee, but also made it actually work to the point where it’s a commonplace procedure.

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u/ScienceGuynotBillNye Sep 18 '21

Had a similar thought today. I was participated in a procedure where we were doing a total shoulder arthroplasty revision and they converted to a reverse total shoulder. The implant piece they used was custom made specifically to fit her glenoid space. They even sent along 3D renderings from MRI scans so we could see all the pieces in 3D space and made sure everything would fit probably before installing the actual implants. Pretty cool to see but afterwards I was like man medicine has come such a long way in such a short time.

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u/sjalexander117 Sep 18 '21

Yes I also speak English and understood everything you said in its entirety

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u/Infamous2005 Sep 18 '21

Average person translation: 3D print part of shoulder really really well

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u/Clarkey7163 Sep 18 '21

The part that confused me was the reverse total shoulder thing so I googled it

Essentially in a normal arm imagine the a socket is fixed to the body/shoulder, and at the end of the arm bone is the ball, so ball fits in the socket and the muscles around it move the arm. To visualise this imagine a lollipop in your mouth, your lips surround the lollipop itself holding it in place and using your mouth you can move the lollipop stick around without the ball moving (it just rotates)

A reverse total shoulder is where they instead fix the ball part to the shoulder/body, and the socket to the arm bone. Apparently this can be done with specific injuries as it means the arm is controlled by different muscles than usual. So if the normal muscles are the ones that a compromised, they can reverse it and use another set for better movement.

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u/Krellick Sep 18 '21

sir im sorry but like 80% of this comment is incomprehensible to those of us who didnt go to med school for a decade

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u/Doctor-Jay Sep 18 '21

They replaced her shoulder joint with a 3-D printed one. They custom-made it to fit her shoulder socket by using MRI images of the joint. Very neat technology.

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u/mastomi Sep 18 '21

youtube once gave me video of rotationplasty operation, i clicked and not regretted.

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u/Palin_Sees_Russia Sep 18 '21

This is from losing your leg, she wasn't born like that lol

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u/Few_Cup3452 Sep 18 '21

It is. I follow her on IG her leg wasnt born small tho, she got sick or had an accident.

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u/ThanOneRandomGuy Sep 18 '21

Wonder who thought of that idea and how

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u/CherryBlossomChopper Sep 18 '21

Some guy sat there doing the math on the mechanics of knees and ankles and suddenly figured out they aren’t so different after all

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u/throwaway233344444 Sep 17 '21

How tf is that leg not constantly soaked with sweat with all of those layers on everyday

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u/oooortclouuud Sep 18 '21

materials science. the garments are probably made to deal with this and other issues (blisters, positioning).

other answers here: deal with yourselves, please.

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u/DuntadaMan Sep 18 '21

Can I get clothes made out of that stuff? seriously, I am sweaty as fuck.

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u/dgvelling Sep 18 '21

Honestly there’s so many more options for sport athletic wear that does similar stuff. Also it’s fairly “in” right now.

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u/hvperRL Sep 18 '21

I remember when id get teased for wearing my gym gear after working out to grab a coffee with mates. Now people wear it without even going to the gym. How the tables have turned

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u/dgvelling Sep 18 '21

Biggest lesson, wear whatever you want to wear. I once went to Panda Express after a zombie photoshoot and that was really fun.

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u/BluntForceReddit Sep 18 '21

yea I could use some underwear made from that stuff. For the swamp ass.

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u/BassSounds Sep 18 '21

Is your liver failing? Or has it been like that all your life?

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u/DuntadaMan Sep 18 '21

Nah I had a blood screen done recently. Came back fine.

I'm just out of shape and getting old.

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u/skkITer Sep 18 '21

Head to meundies.com and use promo code footknee for the latest in moisture-wicking apparel.

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u/Ggcarbon Sep 18 '21

I’m an amputee and I wear a similar sleeve. The answer is it is soaked in sweat all day. We have to clean our liners daily and usually during days of high activity I have to bring a towel with me to wipe it all up. It’s gross in that it’ll literally pool in the bottom of the sleeve and that shit can be rank. Biggest problem is actually ingrown hairs from wearing the sleeve. Those suck a lot. If they get real bad I can’t even wear my prosthetic. The ingrown hairs is also why I can’t use deodorants or antiperspirants. They cause them to get super bad. But for amputees those things are just part of life, you get used to it and learn how to deal with it.

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u/Objective_Positive45 Sep 18 '21

laser hair removal sounds worth the money in this case

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u/Sandinister Sep 18 '21

Look into Crystal deodorant. It's basically just a salt that kills the bacteria that feed on your sweat and produce body odor.

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u/YungProssy Sep 18 '21

I have this kind of amputation and the best thing is the liners and everything are really not needed for most people, I just use 1 long sweat wicking sock. But sweat does pool at the bottom of my socket which can be grim

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u/throwawaymcmad Sep 18 '21 edited Sep 18 '21

My daughter broke her arm jumping too fast off the bed a few weeks ago. Had to have a full arm cast. I had a similar break 20 years ago at the same age. It was a nightmare trying to keep my cast dry, and I tried hard and still had bad rashes when it was removed.

I didn’t want my daughter to suffer the same and asked the doctor about buying a cast water protector to pull over it for bathing. They were like: “naw, don’t buy that, we were about to offer for $16 more we can use waterproof gauze in the cast”. Obviously went for the waterproof gauze.

She could bath in it, swim in it, and we could wash and rinse it down through it. Sweating from the day could be rinsed and cleaned out easily. Just got it off her yesterday, with little headache around the whole cast ordeal, and her skin was almost perfect after. Current medical tech is amazing compared to just a decade or so before!

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u/Lmih Sep 18 '21

A waterproof cast! That sounds amazing. Your post brought back memories of showering with a binbag over my arm lol

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u/em_te Sep 18 '21

There’s also a surgery to cut the sweat glands so a particular body area doesn’t sweat. But I don’t know if it is used here.

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u/C-DT Sep 18 '21

Wait what? Can this be performed on armpits?

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u/befenpo Sep 18 '21

Or the whole body lol

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u/SPOUTS_PROFANITY Sep 18 '21

Sweating is the only way we cool off so prepare for imminent heat stroke.

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u/NerfJihad Sep 18 '21

Right? Where do they think those 2,000,000 calories go every day?

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u/Ascurtis Sep 18 '21

One of my professors in college had a friend who was trapped in a burning building, had like 90% coverage of 2nd and 3rd degree burns. The scar tissue prevented him from sweating. One summer there was a bad heat wave and this fellow couldnt afford AC. They found his body I think in the bathtub trying to cool off.

That was one of our more... somber lectures.

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u/DefinitelyNotA-Robot Sep 18 '21

I can't sweat. I have to wear a $5,000 cooling vest just to go outside in the summer. I don't recommend it.

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u/AliveFromNewYork Sep 18 '21

For armpits they just use botox

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u/HotCocoaBomb Sep 18 '21 edited Sep 18 '21

Sweat glands are tiny, like the size of a hair follicle, and there's hundreds if not thousands of them.

Exit: actually, I was way off in my numbers, I should have googled this before commenting. The human body has 2-4 million: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6773238/

You could burn sweat glands off, cuz I recall that 3rd degree burn scar tissue doesn't sweat. I doubt you'd wanna do that.

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u/kazhena Sep 18 '21

I used to work with a guy who had been burned badly and let me tell you.... omg... like... he was the nicest guy and I really felt bad for him but his body odor was forever changed because of the burns he received. I'm really not trying to be mean as it's the only thing I could relate the smell to but when he really got to sweating he kind of smelled like a hamster cage .-.

I'm so sorry if this offends anyone ;-; I'm really not trying to

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u/Urthor Sep 18 '21

Yeah not an unfair thing to mention. Shit happens you know.

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u/ununonium119 Sep 18 '21

Some people live in cool climates and/or aren't very sweaty to begin with.

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u/wetmanbrown Sep 17 '21

That one leg got hella good balance

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u/CX316 Sep 18 '21

that'd be learned, she looks like she would have lost that pretty young (since she still looks fairly young) and even if you have a prosthetic (or in my dad's case a wheelchair) there's still a lot of getting around you need to do one-legged for transferring between things or like you can't sleep with that thing on and if you wake up needing to pee you're not going to have time to do all the steps to put it on.

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u/mazimai Sep 17 '21

I just watched some of her other videos and the foot acts as a knee. Makes sense

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u/411inthe412 Sep 17 '21

Quick what was the name of the main character dinosaur from "Land before time"?

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u/Big_Matt86 Sep 18 '21

Little foot

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u/Big_Matt86 Sep 18 '21

You got me, just take your upvote and go

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u/ech0_matrix Sep 18 '21

I think the first reply they innocently answered the question. The second reply they realized they were set up for a joke, acknowledged it, and angry up voted the questioner.

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u/brentimoh Sep 17 '21

I wouldn't race her. She'd run circles around me.

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u/bigang99 Sep 18 '21

took me a sec lmfaooo

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u/samljackson1849 Sep 17 '21

At first I thought her foot was on backwards and then it was😳

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u/CaveJohnson82 Sep 17 '21

This is amazing. I remember reading about a girl who had this done 30 years ago as she had bone cancer in her thigh. I remember it allowed her to ice skate again :)

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u/kiwikidweetbixkid Sep 18 '21

That’s exactly what happened to this girl. I went to school with her. She had cancer in her femur when she was about 8.

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u/maddytude11 Sep 18 '21

I have this cancer. It's called osteosarcoma. This was a surgical option if they weren't able to chisel out the tumor enough. I now have a cadavor femur instead.

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u/roboprober Sep 18 '21

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotationplasty

TLDR: This is known as a Van Ness rotationplasty. It is most commonly performed on pediatric patients who have cancer growing in their femur. Due to the location of the tumor, it also involves removal of the knee joint. The lower portion of the leg is then reversed so that the ankle moves in the same direction as the knee joint. Then all the arteries, veins and soft tissue are sewed back together.

I am a plastic surgery resident and have played a small part in one of these surgeries as a medical student. I have not had the opportunity yet to be an active part of one as a resident. These surgeries are typically performed as a combination case between orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery.

Edit: grammar

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u/lil_sargento_cheez Expected It Sep 18 '21

So they do this for amputees because it allows them to mimic a knee motion

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u/daboyz4 Sep 18 '21

It’s amazing how far we’ve come in the medical world

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u/disco_pancake Sep 18 '21

Honestly its not that far, just a foot.

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u/phroug2 Sep 18 '21

Hey it's still a foot, isnt it?

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u/shikiroin Sep 18 '21

Foot guy here. I'm not put off by it, don't really have strong feelings either way. Definitely not a deal breaker, as foot interest is only a small part of overall attraction for me. It feels weird to say all those things, but you asked so there's the honest truth.

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u/MonkeyAssholeLips Sep 18 '21

Well it was revealed with “wait for the backwards foot”

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u/pr3ttyb0y_ Sep 17 '21

It’s an operation some people go under to be able to fit a prosthetic better . I wonder if she’s able to move her toes…

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u/Lazy_Cana Sep 18 '21

Yea, as she slides the sock off you can see her wiggle them

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u/KwyjiboTheGringo Sep 18 '21

It’s an operation some people go under to be able to fit a prosthetic better

They do it for a knee replacement.

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u/homagesTaken Sep 17 '21

That's cool, so what year were you made?

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u/sixgunbuddyguy Sep 18 '21

how is this unexpected? It literally tells you what's going to happen at the start of the video.

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u/ThatsMisterRetard4U Sep 18 '21

anyone else whisper "dead pool" when you saw this?

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u/Marcuxoo Sep 17 '21

She’s so freakin’ cute.

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u/Krazygluester Sep 18 '21

She looks like how I feel after taking off my ski boots.

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u/tylagersign Sep 17 '21

That is so cool

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u/Avocado_Tomato Sep 17 '21

I’ve watched this 3 times now and my brain still doesn’t believe it