Following a terrible accident with a lawnmower, whippet Romina’s right leg unfortunately had to be amputated. Although veterinarians were able to save her left leg and rebuild it with titanium plates, it still remains stiff.
When Romina’s owners were looking for a better fitting prothesis for her right leg, they eventually turned to the Veterinary Hospital of Universidad del Valle de Mexico. There, Dr. Beremiz Sanchez and his team designed a 3D printable prosthetic leg, that allows to naturally flex upon movement.
With the custom 3D printed prothesis in place, Romina has now to learn how to use and move with her new right “leg”. The hospital’s rehabilitation centre will support her in adjusting.
The current prototypes were printed with ABS and polycarbonate, while the final prothestic leg will be printed out of an aluminium material and additionally covered with a more natural-looking, skin-linke material.