One day Mehrunissa noticed that a small cut on her leg was showing signs of infection. As is often the case in the developing world, she thought it would heal on its own and even as it got worse over the next few weeks she did not seek medical attention. When the pain in her leg became unbearable, she finally went to the hospital where the doctors informed her that gangrene had set in and they would have to amputate her leg in order to save her life.
Following the operation, Mehrunissa was fitted with a fixed-knee system that was very heavy and did not allow her to move around freely to take care of her husband and daughter. Mehrunissa now has a LIMBS knee that is not only able to provide her the stability she needs while standing, but also allows her leg to swing freely during walking. She is also very grateful that the LIMBS leg is 20 pounds lighter than her first leg!