The 11-year-old girl learning how to walk again
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Girl, 11, walks unaided thanks to magnet treatment

An 11-year-old girl has walked unaided for the first time thanks to a treatment which uses magnet

Harleigh, from Roehampton, has a rare type of dwarfism and scoliosis which caused a major curve in her spine.

To help her, doctors used growth rods in her spine which can be extended by magnets from outside the body.

It means Harleigh does not require further surgery.

  • 03 May 2018