Cat Saved By Artificial Robo-Knee

Cat Saved By Artificial Robo-Knee

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What if this was your cute and fluffy kitty who had to get knee surgery on its back-left leg because it was hit by a car? It’s still cute, but on its mid section, and back leg isn’t so fluffy anymore. They had to shave Missy for the surgery.

Missy, the semi-robotic cat, is currently holding a 3-inch stainless steel joint where her old knee used to be. It is also separated into 3 parts; 2 “bones” connected where the hinge of the knee should be and 1 big screw to hold it together.Ingenious in its design, the new metal joint was designed by Dr Fitzpatrick, Professor Gordon Blunn and Mr Jay Meswania at OrthoFitz Implants for the kitty. The joint looks like it hurts, but I’m sure the cat is happy to have it. If it didn’t have it, it would most likely be on the side of the road or in a wild animal’s stomach.

[Gizmowatch]