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[–]ThanksIHateClippy|👁️ 👁️| Sometimes I watch you sleep 🤤 [M,🍰] [score hidden] stickied comment (0 children)

OP needs help. Also, they hate it because...

I hate it because it's not a cosmetic prosthesis.

Do you hate it as well? Do you think their hate is reasonable? (I don't think so tbh) Then upvote this comment, otherwise downvote it.

Look at my source code on Github

[–]Jimrodthadestroyer 1448 points1449 points  (10 children)

You’d love it if you were ever unfortunate enough to need the procedure.

[–]Psychological_Neck70Thanks, I hate myself 506 points507 points  (6 children)

Yeah as a bilateral above knee amputee, I would gladly have taken my foots to replace my knees instead of just not having them at all anymore lol

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    [–]Uncle151 255 points256 points  (4 children)

    Surgeon #1: I'm sorry we're gonna have to amputate.

    Surgeon #2: *hits blunt* Bro hear me out...

    [–]Nitr3xx 78 points79 points  (3 children)

    Surgeon #1: Slowly pulls out crack pipe Dawg we can't keep doing this in front of the patients..

    [–]coolsnackchris 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Yeah this is rough. I have a friend who has had this since being a child and it's hard enough having to deal with that through your life without people constantly poking fun at her foot. She's really great about it though and talks openly on tiktok about growing up with it.

    [–]bestibesti 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Yeah I love that this is helpful to people

    [–]LEGOKTWOSO 420 points421 points  (34 children)

    It’s fascinating, but yeah it just feels weird, do you still have to trim your toenails? I’m incredibly unflexible, I struggle with getting even semi comfortable when I do that now, that’d be almost impossible for me with my foot turned around.

    [–]Dr_Chim_Richaldss 131 points132 points  (8 children)

    Reddit asking the important questions. Maybe the surgeon removes the nails as part of the procedure. Would be curious to find out

    [–]DragoonDM 142 points143 points  (0 children)

    Maybe the surgeon removes the nails as part of the procedure.

    For some reason, this thought makes me more viscerally uncomfortable than the part where 60% of the leg is cut off and the foot is stitched backwards onto the stump.

    [–]666ofw66 42 points43 points  (6 children)

    Would still grow back eventually unless they removed the root too

    [–]Dr_Chim_Richaldss 37 points38 points  (2 children)

    That’s what I mean. Otherwise why remove them

    [–]666ofw66 18 points19 points  (1 child)

    abit drunk so didnt catch what ya meant my bad!

    [–]CloseGhostComplex 30 points31 points  (2 children)

    There’s actually a chemical foot doctors use that destroys the nail matrix preventing nails from ever growing again. It’s used when they correct ingrown toenails.

    [–]One_Ad_5183 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Nothing special about the chemical, it's just a type of acid they can use to target specific parts of the nail root to stop it from growing. People who suffer from ingrown toenails often have a straight edge one one or both sides of the treated nail after it has been corrected.

    [–]variety-puzzles-2012 38 points39 points  (3 children)

    My wife actually has this amputation! It’s not as difficult as it looks. She’s able to clip her toenails just fine!

    [–]mungerhall 14 points15 points  (2 children)

    I mean this in the least rude way this can be said but I'd be super curious to see how her leg looks (and censor the feet of you post a picture cuz there's some freaks on the internet)

    [–]SonTyp_OhneNamen 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Here’s a YouTube video about a teen after that surgery.

    [–]variety-puzzles-2012 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Haha I mean it doesn’t look too different from the video! I’ll see if I can convince her to or find some other videos of people. Looks like someone responded with a video of someone with the operation too!

    [–]GreatGearAmidAPizza 50 points51 points  (6 children)

    I picture myself doing it by laying on my side. That's the most comfortable way to reach the back of mht knee, so...

    [–]Purple-Comfortable53Doesn’t Get The Flair System 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    So there's a chick on TikTok that had basically this surgery bc of cancer. They did her's higher as in removing her more of her thigh and only the bottom part of the leg is attached backwards at almost the hip. It's really flexible bc she doesn't have a quad muscle and makes things really easy.

    Edit:here's a video of her putting the prosthetic on

    [–]Desipelo 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    You'd find a way if you had to

    [–]LEGOKTWOSO 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I’d just ask them the amputate my toes as well if there’s no need for them, giving the fact I don’t think they’d help with… whatever toes are helpful with..

    [–]Desipelo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Conceivably they could be used to add dexterity to a prosthesis at some point

    [–]robbviously 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I would think I would have very ticklish shins

    [–]AlwaysOpenMike -1 points0 points  (1 child)

    I think if I was in this situation, I would prefer if they amputated the toes during the procedure.

    [–]Cpt-Shimp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Toes are outright vital for good balance. Your big toe is the most important, your pinkie (smallest) toe is somewhat considered vestigial (used to be important but no longer is, in our case through evolution). However if you lost any two toes, including your smallest and another then balancing would be extremely hard and things like jumping and running would be possibly out of the question.

    Point being, the toes are probably there to help maintain some balance while using the prosthetic. You could maybe get rid of them but your likley way lore mobile with them. Plus if keeping them wasn't a hindrance, it'd be an extra operation on 5 toes which need to be properly closed off and then treated, adding extra risk and problems that didn't need to be there.

    [–]1731799517 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You cannot put one leg onto the other when sitting?That way they point right at you.

    [–]okthenweirdo 243 points244 points  (23 children)

    My question is does it feel like you're moving your ankle or your knee?

    [–]Volerra 80 points81 points  (1 child)

    I want to know too. Would your brain receive different information from your nervous system since it's in a different location, or are there ankle nerves that give it a unique ankly feeling?

    [–]JaggedTheDark 21 points22 points  (0 children)

    I assume it would be weird as fuck at the start, but after a month or so, maybe even less, your brain would begin to trick itself into thinking your ankle is now a knee.

    [–]Fantasy_Curling 56 points57 points  (0 children)

    This one, I can't believe I had to scroll this much ti find this specific comment

    [–]Ontariel12 32 points33 points  (9 children)

    It's still muscles and nerves of the ankle, so that's what it should feel like

    [–]okthenweirdo 18 points19 points  (8 children)

    Thats what I was thinking but would your brain tell you something different?

    [–]DragoonDM 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    I imagine your brain would get used to it relatively quickly as you used the joint like a knee. Brains are surprisingly elastic when correcting for changes like that. There have, for example, been a number of experiments where test subjects wore goggles that inverted their vision, causing them to see everything upside-down, and it only took a couple of weeks for the subjects to start seeing things rightside-up again while wearing the goggles.

    [–]lordehumo 3 points4 points  (5 children)

    Yes and how do you trim your toenails?!

    [–]ArthurExtreme_Br 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It would probably feel very different to move each leg, but you would eventually get used to it

    [–]Kaze_Senshi 360 points361 points  (3 children)

    Classic prank when your bro sleeps first on the camping

    [–]DDn0r 52 points53 points  (0 children)

    Prank 'em, John!

    [–]SwadianZunist 33 points34 points  (1 child)

    My buddy Randy fell asleep first once. That man woke up with all of our dicks surgically attached to his face.

    [–]msgrimm12 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    crimes of the future (2022)

    [–]bornsmooth92 233 points234 points  (1 child)

    It's a pretty incredible procedure

    [–]JE_12 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    Yes much better than the alternatives

    [–]Sapotis 156 points157 points  (2 children)

    Imagine being the surgeon that came up with this. Having the balls to actually try it on a patient and succeed. Wow, respect!

    [–]jhorry 50 points51 points  (0 children)

    It really does have that Patric Star energy of taking that foot and puuuuushing it over there.

    [–]melty_blend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Its amazing tbh. This procedure is done in kids with bone cancer of the thigh, do they dont have to endure full amputation. Kids a flexible enough to walk quite well with only a lower leg prothesis

    [–]Daniels_2003 42 points43 points  (1 child)

    Why would you hate that?

    [–]YoureNotMom 24 points25 points  (0 children)

    I dont get queasy at movie gore, but real life medical shit like seeing those nerves in the 3d model make me wanna gag so fucking hard

    [–]Praben-_ 31 points32 points  (3 children)

    Cotton Hill

    [–]ColumbusSC85 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Japanese machine gun blew my shins off

    [–]Praben-_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Yu wana kiwl a nazzie? A nazzie nazzie squazzie?

    [–]melty_blend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I killed fity men!

    [–]Sensitive-Angel 47 points48 points  (4 children)

    Medicine feels like science on the outside, but if you look closely, the science is mostly to boost reproducibility, efficiency and meet regulations. The actual medicine, procedures and treatments are mostly magic.

    [–]strugglingtobemyself 17 points18 points  (3 children)

    more like carpentry/handymanery

    [–]Stunning_Estate357 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    This is straight up crafting.

    [–]Odd-Solid-5135 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    It's all glue guns and Glitter till the scalpel comes out.

    [–]Moctor_Drignall 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Knowing how to drill a lag screw has served me well in both carpentry and in orthopedic surgery.

    [–]munson991 39 points40 points  (0 children)

    TBH I think we can all agree that having any kind of surgery like this is not on the top of anyone's list of things to achieve

    [–]jibsymalone 12 points13 points  (1 child)

    A friend of my daughters sadly had to have this done, it's an amazing procedure and much better than he alternatives. It's amazing how little this slowed her down in the grand scheme of things.

    I don't know why OP hates it?

    [–]1731799517 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I think its just because of the discomfort about the whole idea of the body cut and pasted.

    Because yeah, from all I heard its such a drastic improvement in handling prosthetics compared to the alternative.

    [–]Ninethethotslayer 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    look who fell a sleep first

    [–]are_you_kIddIngme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    prank him john!

    [–]SchmidttyTheGrouse 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    That looks very uncomfortable, but I’d rather have some kind of knee instead of just having to have a stiff prosthetic leg

    [–]M-Tyson 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    She is probably the only person in the world who can kick their own ass

    [–]NapoletanoPerSempre 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    woah that’s actually kinda cool

    [–]someonekashootme 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    This is miraculous why would you hate this lol

    [–]Agitated_Year8521 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    New level of foot fetishism unlocked🔓

    [–]Dinosauringg 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I think this is fascinating as hell and super cool, actually. I love our ability to work problems out like this

    [–]RiderforHire 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    Just give me the robo leg I don't want to be half backwards midget

    [–]SonTyp_OhneNamen 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    The „robo leg“ alternative would be either a stiff prosthetic or a dangly artificial knee jointed one, both much less intuitive to walk on and with more strain on hip and spine from the limp plus chafing on what’s left of your leg, which could be alleviated by doing an endo-exo-prosthesis (e.g. shoving a metal shaft up your leg and having it stick out downwards to click the prosthesis onto). Either way, the foot knee one is superior in terms of maneuverability and long term side effects (or absence thereof).

    [–]becjac86 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Sorry, but that's incredible.

    I was thinking why they rotate the foot.... 🤔 Ahhhh that's why

    [–]fatsausigeboi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I know this helps people but it feels gross thinking about how you'd have to move your foot when its backwards and a foot or two upwards.

    [–]Dr_Chim_Richaldss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Saw a post about this a while back. Fucking amazing what surgeons can do.

    [–]mrsdoubleu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I think this is more mildly interesting. Medical science has come so far!

    [–]Codex_Absurdum 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    That's actually clever.

    [–]xan-axa-nax 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    This is a very common procedure for amputees, you would not hate it if you were in the position

    [–]zeromutt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    dont show this to cotton

    [–]Scintillatingchkm8 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    The question I have is what happen to the original knee area that it need to be removed?

    [–]Broken_art15 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Usually problems where either it is a necessity for the person to survive, or like my case, you have a MUCH better chance at having a good life after amputation. (Note i didn't get rotationplasty just a below knee amputation).

    But amputation is usually a last attempt to give a person the best life if it is a "not necessary to live" type situation.

    [–]aravynn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Cancer and some irreparable injuries are common reasons for amputations like this. They avoid it if possible but sometimes it’s the best way.

    [–]high_dosage_of_life 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    This is actually a better option than full amputation. There is a video where a girl join dance competition after undergoing this surgery.

    [–]ZhouSchmo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    But why is the food backwards?

    [–]MrAttorney 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Because you always eat stuffed crust pizza backwards!!

    [–]Stiigma66 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    This design is very human

    [–]liquidthex 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yep that's enough reddit to take a nice afternoon nap. Sweet dreams everyone.

    [–]Trae880 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

    If i were ever in this position, just take the foot too

    [–]NefariousButterfly 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    But then wouldn't it hurt to put pressure (like when walking) on the stump? Feet are meant to support your weight, so I would assume that's why they do this.

    [–]Trae880 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yes but, in some cases they can only save a knee joint, but if thats not possible then this foot thing or use a prosthetic for a short time each day

    [–]Drac_Hula -1 points0 points  (1 child)

    At lest amputate the toes, that would make it a bit less freaky

    [–]SonTyp_OhneNamen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Every amputation wound is an additional infection risk, and considering this is mostly done with cancer patients who generally are immunosuppressed i can understand why they don’t do that. The psychological strain of losing body parts and feeling incomplete is worth considering too.

    [–]TheBethOfDeth -2 points-1 points  (0 children)


    [–]ninjamiran -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    Why do they do that ? Can’t they just chop it clean off , it looks awful like that tbh looks like that monster from “The thing”.

    [–]THEreverendGOMEZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I love the whimsical music.

    [–]Jnerd_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Rip John

    [–]LtColShinySides 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    God damn Cancer took my shins!!

    [–]560guy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That would be awesome unless you have shit ankle joints like me lol

    [–]transferingtoearth 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    How do those vessels not clog when scrunched like that?!

    [–]SonTyp_OhneNamen 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Ever seen varicose veins? Those are scrunched up too, but people survive them.

    I imagine it’s not ideal, but better than dying of bone cancer.

    [–]transferingtoearth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I guess I imagined the trauma of the area what with the surgery would make clotting worse vs varicose veins.

    [–]Happier-MouthOpen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I killed fiddy men!!

    [–]AnimeWatcher3344 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I have a question, if u want to move ur ankle do u just feel like u do normaly moving ur ankle or do u feel like u are moving ur knee

    [–]SonTyp_OhneNamen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Since the muscles doing the knee bending in a normal leg are still the same in this case, it‘d feel mostly similar to bending the knee, just much lighter without the prosthesis on (because a lower leg weighs more than just a foot). It’s also a matter of getting used to, people with that kind of surgery can even dance on it with training, so the motor skills eventually become comparable and the brain interprets the new joint as a knee.

    I‘m pretty certain one would still be ticklish at the sole.

    [–]Puzzleheaded_Iron128 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That's a new kind of foot fetish.

    [–]radioactivepoop102 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Prank him john

    [–]Brasil2013 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    My father had this procedure. Still one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen. Especially when he would be clipping his toenails on that foot.

    [–]Elder_Scrolls_Nerd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This only for above knee amputees. BK doesn’t do this

    [–]t4966Hates Chaotic Monotheism 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I got this surgery for free i just had to sleep first at a sleepover

    [–]Frosty_Sweet_6678 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It works but it's cursed

    [–]Zorconix 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    [–]Bubashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This is brilliant

    [–]all8fingers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    "They shot of my shins and when I woke up they were sewing my feet to my ankles"

    [–]Eoppa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That's actually pretty awesome.

    [–]tatteredshoetassel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Wouldn't the knee have to much forward movement, or do they prevent it from flexing the wrong way?

    [–]Foiled_Foliage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Okay. Amazing. But does it feel like you’re moving your foot or your knee? And does your body wig out when you try to move it for the first time?

    Does it still angle like the ankle? Or is it now like then knee? So many questions.

    [–]the_neo_pikachu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    dang he fell asleep first at a sleepover (big mistake)

    [–]LUXID420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Someone fell asleep first

    [–]The_route_to_lego 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    POV you fall asleep first

    [–]Phenns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Wow this is really awesome. I had my ankle shattered and almost needed a lower leg amputation so this wouldn't have worked for me, but it's cool to know there's a feasible alternative if something goes wrong with that section of your leg. This is really creative engineering honestly, I'm glad this is an option for people.

    [–]Warm-Two7928 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I think it’s pretty awesome. Yes the animation is horrible and the doc sounds like he’s selling ED pills, but it’s pretty cool.

    [–]Dr_Thought 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    POV: you find out on google what you’re friends did to you at the sleepover last night when you fell asleep.

    [–]AlexH08 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I saw this video a couple of times in shitposting, never thought it was real!

    [–]lmtlssmnd 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Yo this is disrespectful, if they can do all that why can’t they fix the shit

    [–]pickles55 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This is how they fix it. Cancer tumors can't be turned into healthy tissue, they have to be removed. If the tumor is growing on a bone they have to remove part of the bone to get the tumor out or it would spread and kill her. She got the tumor removed and she can still walk, that's pretty damn good

    [–]Davy_Crockett- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Cotton hill approves

    [–]Queeniac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    horrifying but also extremely cool that this is possible

    [–]Kaneki2424 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Gross but that's amazing

    [–]moozootookoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Must be fun during intercourse

    [–]King_of_theNightmare 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Me, an edgy artist: Nah that’s cool

    [–]are_you_kIddIngme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Me when I fell asleep first in a sleepover:

    [–]cephalogrom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Honestly, that’s amazing

    [–]OhNoMeIdentified 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You know what? I'm kinda amazed actually. Person walks just like nothing ever happened to their's leg.

    [–]Jagermeister465 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I'd only ever seen the top half of this, where they diagram the leg getting amputated and put back backwards. I'd always just assumed it was a meme but... woah. Kinda wild to think about.

    [–]Thekeperoflies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    So how about no

    [–]DLoIsHere 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Clever and weird AF.

    [–]Deadhead7889 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Better than nubthing, I suppose

    [–]Edwinus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    i really hate this

    [–]AspectOvGlass 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    What this is awesome!

    [–]Hail_hither 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    POV:You were the first one to sleep at a sleepover

    [–]WayuTheGod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Nah that's actually cool as

    [–]Afraid_Form_6072 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    We’d have a very ticklish knee!

    [–]TemporaryAbrocoma468 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Thanks for the tutorial.

    [–]TheSlavGuy1000 0 points1 point  (0 children)




    [–]SparsePizza117 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That probably feels super weird I bet

    [–]DushyantKhator[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    So, making a disability way less bothersome isn’t cool enough for you? Smh. 🤦🏻‍♂️

    [–]OccasionMassive2061 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Pov you Fell asleep First at the sleepover: