Mandy Sellars, 36, had her 70 pound leg amputated because of a rare condition.
Now, she reveals that her stump is growing.
Sellars has been suspected to have Proteus Syndrome, which caused her to be born with abnormally large legs and feet.
Proteus Syndrome, also called, Wiedemann’s syndromeÂ is a congenital disorder that causes skin overgrowth and atypical bone development , often accompanied by tumors over half of the body. According to the experts, Only 120 people are living in this condition.
Even if she had the conditions, Mandy is able to do her activities of daily living until two years ago, when she was infected with septicaemia.
She went to surgery and consented the doctors to amputate her infected leg.
There are some guidelines of Proteus Syndrome that says that when surgery is performed, there should only be overgrowth that affects normal functioning because this can sometimes increase the growth of the remaining bone.
After 22 months from surgery, Mandy reveals that her stump is growing really fast.
She said on an interview with The DailyMirror, “I hope the amputation stabilized my condition, but I think I knew in my heart that it would start growing again. Almost straight away the stump began increasing in circumference and I was finding it harder to fit inside my prosthetic leg.”
“Then the stump got so heavy that it nearly broke my prosthetic leg. The stump now weighs 42 pounds and is nearly 40 inches in circumference.”