Rare surgery turns Ohio teen's leg backward

May 12, 2011

Nearly three years ago, when Dugan Smith was 10, doctors found a tumor on his thigh bone. He endured months of chemotherapy then opted for a rare surgery.

Doctors cut off a portion of Dugan's leg and turned it 180 degrees. It was the only way Dugan could continue playing sports.

Dugan's parents say they had to let their son make his own decision.

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