Titanium leg gives old dog new 'leash' on life

23 Oct 2020

grey dog faceA 3D-printed titanium bone implant is giving a senior rescue dog a new 'leash' on life, thanks to a team of vets from The University of Queensland and engineers from RMIT University.

Seymour (pictured) has gone from a sick rescue dog who was ‘on his last legs’ to a happy pooch who enjoys sunbaking on the deck. He was presented to UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital by his rescue adopter, looking to investigate options for a leg that may have been broken for many years.

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