Message Number: FHL11728 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-06-25 19:31:29 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] This procedure has been used on a cat but may one day help ferrets
To: Ferret Mailing List <ferret-l@LISTSERV.FERRETMAILINGLIST.ORG>, fhl <>

Short quotes:
> The prosthetic legs, called intraosseous transcutaneous amputation
> prosthetics (Itaps) were developed by a team from UniversityCollege
> London, led by Professor Gordon Blunn.

> ...we have put a piece of metal and a flange into which skin grows
> into an extremely tight bone," ...
> "We have managed to get the bone and skin to grow into the implant
> and we have developed an 'exoprosthesis' that allows this implant to
> work as a see-saw on the bottom of an animal's limbs to give him
> effectively normal gait...

Sukie (not a vet)

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"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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