The boy born with no ankles or knees who can now own a pair of shoes for the first time – thanks to his amazing new legs

The boy born with no ankles or knees who can now own a pair of shoes for the first time – thanks to his amazing new legsTed Johnson, 3, was born without shinbones, knees or ankles Has the rare condition tibial hemimelia, where shinbone is missingHad to have his legs amputated when he was a year oldHas had previous prosthetic legs, but this is the first time he's had feet By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:10 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 21 March 2013 A little boy born without shinbones, knees or ankles is finally able to own his first pair of shoes after being fitted with special prosthetic legs with feet.

The ultra-realistic prosthetics helping rebuild patients" lives after illness or accidents

Suits you, sir: The ultra-realistic prosthetics helping rebuild patients' lives after illness or accidents Experts at the Royal Truro Hospital make 9,000 fake body parts a yearRecipients include facial trauma victims injured after fires, cancers and throat operationsDoctors sculpt each feature in wax and mould into latex noses, teeth or earsThen make sure each one is a perfect match for the patient's skin tone By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:16 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:34 GMT, 31 January 2013 These bizarrre images of eyes, ears and noses look like a film make-up department – but are a behind-the-scenes peek at a hospital prosthetic unit.

Family left to meet cost of 20k false legs for meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder

Family left to meet cost of 20k false legs for meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder Archie was struck down with Meningitis B when he was 18 months-old The mother of a six-year-old boy with meningitis has been criticised after being left to fund a 20,000 pair of artificial legs for her meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder.

Left without a leg to stand on: Family left to meet cost of 20k false legs for meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder

Left without a leg to stand on: Family left to meet cost of 20k false legs for meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder Archie was struck down with Meningitis B when he was 18 months-old The mother of a six-year-old boy with meningitis has been criticised after being left to fund a 20,000 pair of artificial legs for her meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder.