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Cat with prosthetic paws

2010-06-29 06:42:37 GMT2010-06-29 14:42:37 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Undated photo released Friday June 25 2010 of Oscar, the cat with a pair of prosthetic paws, courtesy of neuro-orthopaedic surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick at Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey, England. (AP Photo/Jim Incledon/PA)

Undated photo released Friday June 25 2010 of Oscar, the cat with a pair of prosthetic paws, courtesy of neuro-orthopaedic surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick at Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey, England. (AP Photo/Jim Incledon/PA)

Undated photo released Friday June 25 2010 of Oscar, the cat with a pair of prosthetic paws, courtesy of neuro-orthopaedic surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick at Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey, England.

Oscar was given a pair of new artificial feet last November in a single surgical procedure by the surgeon after his rear paws were amputated by a combine harvester as he basked in the sunshine.

The revolutionary design of the feet uses custom-made implants to 'peg' the ankle to the foot and mimics the way in which deer antler bone grows through skin. The work of the surgeon is featured in an upcoming BBC TV series in the UK.

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