06
April
2020
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03:09 PM
America/New_York

Caroline Calloway claimed that she had both knee-caps removed and asked us to investigate. Here's what happened.

Insider reports on Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway who claims she was the youngest person in history to have both kneecaps removed.

According to Calloway, she has a congenital disorder causing her knees to grow and calcify to bone incorrectly thus needing a patellectomy to remove her kneecaps.

Daniel W. Green, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS, did not treat Calloway but explains that while the surgery is very uncommon, it is not unheard of.

“I really can’t recall doing a patellectomy in the last 20 years so it’s extremely rare,” he says.

He adds that while the surgery was usually more common for adults, it’s possible that she could’ve been the youngest patient.

Read the full article at Insider.com.