Remarkable transformation of African sisters with permanently 'windswept' legs caused by malnutrition after traveling 100 MILES for surgery on horseback



Two sisters travelled a 100 miles on horseback to have surgery to fix a rare condition that caused their legs to become severely twisted.
Salamatou, eight, and Mariama, six, from Mount Manengouba, Cameroon, developed 'windswept' limbs due to a condition known as valgus, also known as knock knees, which can occur as a result of malnutrition.
A lack of nutrients during bone development caused their knees to knock together while they walked, which resulted in them rarely attending school due to them being unable to manage the journey.
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6 April 2018 in Health, Views: 82
Source: Daily Mail
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