Dr. Soni said Jyoti's fractures had gone into pseudoarthrosis, a condition in which a false joint forms at the point of fracture. It mitigates the pain but basically creates another point at which the leg bends.
In the long-term, he said not only will she be unable to walk independently, her nerves and blood vessels also might suffer as a result.
But Dr. Soni thought an operation to remove the false joints, realign the bones and then insert custom-made metal alloy rods to keep the bones straight could fix her legs.
"I thought it could help her in many ways," he told ABCNews.com in a phone interview.
But before the operation, he wanted to run a battery of tests to better understand Jyoti's condition.
"We would like to know the underlying pathology. Why she has not developed," he said, explaining that blood tests would reveal hormone deficiencies and give insight into Jyoti's small size. "That would influence my treatment."