2019 AMI Online Salon

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Level Five Graphics, Inc.
  • Entrant Name: Zina Deretsky
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission
  • Other Contributors:              
  • Address: Oakland, CA
  • Client: UC Davis Health
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Magazine
  • Primary Audience: cancer patients, supporters and doctors of UC Davis

Project Description

This piece accompanied a story on a nine year old boy who lost his knee to sarcoma and underwent rotationplasty surgery. His ankle was spared and rotated 180 degrees to create the new ‘knee joint’ that he puts into his prosthetic. The procedure allows patients to retain much more mobility than patients who have a plain amputation above the knee. The details are difficult to picture from a verbal description alone. This piece elucidated the steps for all readers.