JAN 01, 2018 6:54 PM PST

Dog's Broken Leg Mended With Lab-Grown Bone

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


Meet Eva, the dog that suffered a broken leg after getting struck by a moving car. The injury was so pronounced at the time that veterinarians were preparing to amputate her leg. Then, a miracle happened...

Eva became the test subject of a novel bone-growth technique that ultimately allowed her to keep her leg. Within just six weeks, Eva's broken bone became fully-mended, and she could walk and run again just as if she had never broken her leg from the start.

The bone-growth technique Eva underwent is so new that it hasn't been extensively tested. Nevertheless, researchers hope it might someday be of use to human patients that have suffered significant injuries.

For now, at least Eva has a second chance at walking normally again.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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