Saturday, June 26, 2010

Six million dollar cat

Wow, cool stuff they can do medically.

They can build him better.

Also I'm proud the first bionic cat is named Oscar.  My father's name was Oscar, Oscar Katz.

Amputee cat gets bionic feet
Yahoo News -

LONDON (AFP) – A cat which lost both back paws after a traumatic accident involving a combine harvester has regained a spring in its step after being fitted with prosthetic limbs.

In a groundbreaking surgery carried out by Noel Fitzpatrick, a Surrey-based veterinary surgeon, the custom-made implants "peg" the ankle to Oscar's foot and mimic the way in which deer antler bone grows through skin.

The prosthetic legs, called intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthetics (Itaps) were developed by a team from University College London, led by Professor Gordon Blunn.

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