Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pet dog fitted with £10,000 leg

A beloved pet bulldog has been fitted with a £10,000 leg, which will help advance prosthetic techniques used to help human amputees
Coal, an eight-and-a-half year old hound had his left paw amputated because of cancer last year. He faced being put down because his other legs would be too weak to carry him.
But his determined owner Reg Walker, shelled out thousands of pounds to fit him with a sophisticated leg, which was designed to be compatible with Coal's own tissue.
The titanium alloy used mimics animal hide, allowing the skin and the bone from above to seal the metal implant below without it being rejected by the body.
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