Before the operation, Quang had to use a cane to swing his body forward to move around. — Photos courtesy of the 108 Military Hospital HÀ NỘI — Lê Đăng Quang (not his real name) from the northern mountainous province of Lạng Sơn was unable to walk normally since he was four years old because his legs bent outwards. Thanks to a hip surgery performed by doctors of Hà Nội’s 108 Military Hospital this month, the 20-year-old man now can walk for the first time after 16 years using sticks. Quang suffers from ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic condition in which the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed, causing severe leg deformation. He found his knees were unable to bend when he was four years old and underwent an operation. However, he found it more difficult to move after the surgery and could no longer ride a bike. At the age of 15, Quang had another surgery on his right knee joint. “My legs were unable to move. The pain was more intense when I was in grade nine (15 years old) and I still felt pain after the surgery,” he told VietnamPlus. “The more pain I felt, the more time… Read full this story
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