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PostSubject: Oscar And His Bionic Feet   Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:16 pm

Bionic feet for amputee cat

A cat that had its back feet severed by a combine harvester has been given two prosthetic limbs in a pioneering operation by a UK vet.

The new feet are custom-made implants that "peg" the ankle to the foot. They are bioengineered to mimic the way deer antler bone grows through the skin.

The operation - a world first - was carried out by Noel Fitzpatrick, a veterinary surgeon based in Surrey.

His work is explored in a BBC documentary called The Bionic Vet.


There is video of Oscar walking and jumping with his new feet at the link.

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PostSubject: Re: Oscar And His Bionic Feet   Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:57 pm

I love hearing stories about pet owners going out of their way so far so that their pet can have a normal(ish) life again. A lot of people probably would have just had their pet put to sleep or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Oscar And His Bionic Feet   Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:00 pm

Little kitty Tink-Tink. Too bad I couldn't hear the sound since I am having audio problems because it looks like the vet was saying something really interesting.

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