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
Showers this evening, dying out overnight. Bright start Sunday but cloud slowly building and rain by evening
Residents in Calder Valley have finally been able to enjoy Christmas six months to the day after floods ravaged their town
The family of a Huddersfield man missing for eight years have spoken of their anguish that he could legally be declared dead within days.