Woman's ankle is now her knee

Rare bone cancer led to drastic surgery


A beauty queen has had cutting-edge surgery to allow her to use her ankle as her knee after having part of her leg amputated.

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Jillian Williams, 20, from Odem, Texas, was a contestant in the glamorous world of Miss Teen USA beauty pageants and a talented college volleyball player.

But her world came crashing down in February last year when she was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma - a rare type of bone cancer.

To minimise the possibility of relapse, she opted for a 'rotationplasty', a procedure which required surgeons to remove the middle portion of her leg. Find out more on her story above.