Botox makes a little boy suffered debilitating illness can walk again

Posted by jai on Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A little boy crippled by a debilitating illness can walk again - thanks to Botox.

The toxin, usually only used for cosmetic purposes, has transformed nine-year-old William Scott's life.

He was diagnosed with Perthes disease in his left hip two years ago after pains in his leg had caused him to start limping. The disease caused the ball and socket joint in his hip to soften and break down, putting him in constant pain and leaving him wheelchair-bound.

He has spent the last 10 months off school and the family had to move his bedroom downstairs because going to bed had become to great an effort.

But now William, of Great Lumley, County Durham, is recovering thanks to the skill of surgeons and a four month course of Botox injections.

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