Friday, 25 June 2010

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Replacement paws for Oscar


Popular Science:

When Oscar the cat lost both his hind paws in a farming accident, it was feared he'd have to trundle around in one of those wheeled-cat apparatuses. But Noel Fitzpatrick, a neuro-orthopedic veterinary surgeon in Surrey, pioneered a groundbreaking technique instead, installing weight-bearing bone implants to create a bionic kitty.
What’s revolutionary is that these “intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthetics” are attached directly to the bone, and the skin grows into place around them.  Picture and video at the link.

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