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Dog With Deformed Legs Gets 3D Orthopedic Legs That Allow Him To Run

Derby, a Husky mix dog born with severely malformed front legs, can now walk owing to cutting-edge 3D printing technology. The 3D Systems business in the United States produced special prosthesis for Derby that resemble the legs of a rocking rocker, allowing him to run for the first time in his life.

Derby was adopted by Tara Anderson, a 3D Systems employee, and the rest is history. He was to be sacrificed until he was picked up by Peace and Paws, a non-euthanasia shelter that offered him the chance to life, which was clearly not in vain.

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He could barely walk and was constantly scraping and cutting himself.

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Because of his malformed legs, he was scheduled to be sacrificed, but a non-euthanasia shelter opted to spare him.

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And he was overjoyed when his 3D-printed orthopedic legs came.

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It all started with his adoptive mother, Tara Anderson, a 3D Systems employee.

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They used CT images of the Derby’s elbows to create personalized prosthesis.

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The prosthesis will begin at a modest height and progressively raise as Derby get accustomed to them.

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Derby is now residing with Don and Sherry Portanova.

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Take a look at how pleased he is with his new legs!

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