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German Shepherd Becomes Bionic Dog After Being Fitted With Prosthetic Ankle

Published on January 15, 2011 by   ·   No Comments
World's first for UK vet as bionic German Shepherd, Mitzi Davis, unveiled her prosthetic ankle. Mitzi, a three and a half year old white German shepherd dog from Dorchester in Dorset was trampled by a horse which crushed her foot, tearing off all blood and nerve supply back in October 2010. In a pioneering procedure, Dr Noel Fitzpatrick fitted a titanium implant to the bone below her joint – the first time a prosthesis has been put in a fully articulating bone of a dog – meaning that the foot can move like a normal dog.

Source: DogMagazine.net – the K9 Magazine blog

German Shepherd Becomes Bionic Dog After Being Fitted With Prosthetic Ankle

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