A four year old boy from Berkshire has taken his first steps after pioneering surgery in America which doctors, here, said would not help. Zakk Burks from Ascot was born with severe brain damage and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Before his operation - his legs were completely straight and he was in a lot of pain. Hospitals here refused to fund the surgery as they thought his condition was too severe. But his parents refused to give up on him and raised the sixty thousand pounds needed to pay for it in America.
Surgeons have created a new knee operation which could prevent the development of arthritis.
The procedure, which is being trialled in Southampton, includes coating damaged cartilage with stem cells.
The video, courtesy of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, talks through how the operation works with surgeon Mr Gorav Datta.
Dr Mark Jones suggests people falling in over the New Year period should consider what type of medical help they really need.