Dog's leg saved from amputation by new technology

Scientists and veterinarians from the School of Veterinary Medicine have successfully saved the leg of a two-year-old dog named Eva from amputation using medical technology Dog sitting between two academicsfunded by Sir Bobby Charlton’s landmine charity, Find A Better Way.‌ Hit by a car last year, Eva’s broken front leg had failed to heal properly despite receiving state-of-the-art care from the University of Glasgow’s Small Animal Hospital. Eva’s vet, Mr William Marshall, found out about the synthetic bone research project, led by Professor Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez and Professor Matt Dalby of the University's Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, to develop synthetically grown bone tissue for use by trauma surgeons when treating landmine blast survivors around the world. Read more.

First published: 1 August 2017