WEB DESK: A dog named Romina who lost both his front legs in a lawnmower accident in Brazil in 2013, got brand new 3-D printed legs.
Specialists at the Universidad del Valle de Mexico’s Veterinary Hospital in Mexico City fitted the country’s first articulated prosthetic leg on Romina, the whippet, with the help of 3D printing technology.
The prosthetic leg is unique because it allows the dog to preserve its natural anatomy, allowing the joints to move similarly to how natural limbs do.
“When I put it on [the prosthesis] I see she feels happy with it, in spite of the fact she is learning to work with it,” Silvia Valdez, the mother of Romina’s owner, said.
Now the dog is going for the adaptation procedure of prosthetic legs at the Veterinary Hospital’s rehabilitation and physiotherapy clinic.
Now the six year old whippet is trying to adjust with new limbs while doctors at the Veterinary Hospital said they would soon be able to design prosthesis for other species, such as turtles or crocodiles.
Source: ABC online