Brave Harmony on home straight after successful operation
BRAVE Grafton girl Harmony Fielden is recovering in Sydney's Westmead Children's Hospital after a successful operation to straighten her legs.
The five-year-old has a condition so rare doctors have been unable to classify it, and it's caused her legs to bow heavily.
It is hoped the surgery last week will help her legs develop more normally as she grows.
Mum Samantha Fielden explained before the high-risk operation that Harmony's leg bones would be cut and wedged to help keep them straight.
She anxiously waited for seven-and-a-half hours for her daughter to come out of the operating theatre last Wednesday, but said she was doing well.
Harmony's legs are expected to remain in plaster casts for about six weeks, which will be followed by a lengthy recovery period.
It was Harmony's second major operation, having previously undergone surgery to correct her knee and hip joints, which required the placing of pins and plates.