Vincent Can Walk Thanks To His New Back Legs
Vincent is an adorable three year old cat that was brought into the Story County Animal Shelter with injured hind legs when he just one month old. Cindy Jones, who worked at the shelter, fell in love with him immediately and decided to take home.
With the help of Cindy and Iowa State University, he is now able to get around with a new pair of titanium back legs that allow him to wander about, almost like the average four legged feline.
Dr Bergh, a vet at the university, explains: “We had the idea to design implants that could be inserted into the femur bones of Vincent’s legs and come out through the skin. The procedure is so rare, there are fewer than 25 animals in the world have ever had a similar surgery. Vincent’s recovery has been long, but his future looks bright. He already walks around very well, and his hind legs will continue to be lengthened until they are as long as his front legs.” She added “he will even be jumping and doing other normal cat activities soon.”
How fabulous to see this lovely cat get a new lease of life.