Scripps Cancer Patient Able to Walk Again After Innovative Procedure

10 News features bone cancer patient and orthopedic surgeon

Chula Vista man walks with aid of a cane and his wife after undergoing surgery to remove bone tumor.

10 News features bone cancer patient and orthopedic surgeon

10 News recently featured the story of Erich Boldt, who was in danger of losing his ability to walk after he was diagnosed with cancer in his pelvic bone.


Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center orthopedic surgeon Anna Kulidjian, MD, removed the tumor and became the first doctor on the West Coast to use an innovative experimental device to connect the remaining part of his pelvic bone to his femur.


Dr. Kulidjian obtained special approval from the FDA to perform the procedure.


View the segment on 10 News: Novel bone cancer procedure giving patients hope of walking again

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