Popliteal Pterygium Syndrome
Seven-year-old Nick Nelson was born with popliteal pterygium syndrome. His legs are bound by an extensive web running from behind the knee down to the heel. His ability to locomote has been dramatically reduced by his legs’ lack of flexion and extension. In order to improve his quality of life, doctors plan to amputate his right leg above the knee and fit him with a prosthesis. Nick Is using the HydroWorx pool at St. Paul Children’s Hospital under the guidance of Cindy Jarosch in preparation for his leg amputation surgery.