Dr. Moreno Canas performed this surgery in 1936.

The patient was in an accident that tore off part of his knee and left his leg locked in this backward position.

Dr. Canas had to break several bones in the body of the patient in order to properly realign the bones.

Incredibly, they were successful:

The man went on to live normally, and walk amongst his peers, and would go on to live to 88, dying in 2001.

What amazes me is how powerful medicine is, even when the circumstances and resources are so bare. Medical professionals still find ways to put together a treatment and solve so many problems.