Mr James Fernandes, an orthopaedic surgeon at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, carried out the operation on Sophie.
It’s been fantastic to be able to perform this operation on the youngest person so far. This new technology we’re using is very advanced. We are starting to be able to use this on patients who are younger and younger. The nails have now been modified to the growing child.
Our centre is known internationally for its orthopaedic work. We advise and treat hundreds of children every year with limb abnormalities and are a major centre for training the next generation of paediatric orthopaedic surgeons. Hopefully now we can treat more children in this way reducing the pain and recovery time.”
More top news
The young Huddersfield Town fan carried the match ball ahead of England’s match with Panama.
Detectives investigating the death of a pensioner who was stabbed to death in her own home have arrested a 16-year-old boy.
Services on the East Coast Main Line have been brought back under public control, taking over from the Virgin Trains East Coast franchise.