Oscar, a cat in from UK, became the first “bionic cat” in the world, after receiving a pair of artificial paws during an undiscovered surgery, performed by a surgeon specialized in prosthetic operations.
This cat’s legs had been amputated by a harvester combine, while he was sleeping. The surgery lasted 3 hours, and the veterinarians have inserted the cat new ankles.
The implants attached to these bones were covered with a hydroxyapatite calcium, a substance that helps bone cells to grow and then weld by the metal. The skin helps preventing potential infections. Currently, Oscar is able to walk and jump like any other cat.