A cat was able to walk again thanks to four prostheses made in 3D printer

Dymka" had her limbs amputated due to frostbite in Siberia, but thanks to the help of specialists she managed to recover.

Four titanium prostheses to the cat Dymka.
Four titanium prostheses to the cat Dymka.



Dymka to fully recover from her large operation


Dymka the Robocat

Dymka was on the verge of death in 2018 after being left stranded outside in the freezing temperatures of Siberia.

she is believed to have run away from home or fallen out of a window and remained outside.


Her frozen body was taken care of by Dr. Sergei Gorshkov, who amputated her four legs, parts of her tail as well as the ears.


Experts from the Tomsk University of Technology assisted the specialists in three-dimensional printing of Dymka's titanium legs.


Veterinarians in Novosibirsk (Siberia, Russia) successfully fitted four titanium prostheses to the cat Dymka, who was rescued in the city of Novokuznetsk in October 2018 and had to have her limbs amputated to save her life.


In June 2019, her new legs were inserted in two stages and, after several months in a clinic to adapt to her new condition and to control possible rejections, she returned to the woman who had adopted her at the end of last year.


The external parts of the prosthesis were printed on a patented material using 3D technology and allow this animal to play with its owner again, according to those responsible for the clinic in an Instagram publication.


It is the first veterinary centre to replace all the legs of a four-legged animal with integrated prostheses and this is not their first achievement: their professionals performed a similar intervention on another cat at the beginning of 2019.


In fact, both pets became friends and shared a single feeding bowl in the facility where they were recovering from their surgeries.

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