As fate would have it, Anderson worked for a 3D printing company called 3D Systems. Anderson decided to utilize her company’s technology to make Derby a pair of prosthetic legs! Along with her co-workers (Kevin Atkins and Dave DiPinto), Anderson consulted an animal orthopedic veterinarian, Dr. Derrick Campana of Animal Ortho Care, LLC and got to work.
After scanning his legs, they set about “printing” his prosthetics, which include rubber treats and rigid spokes, and are attached to his body using straps.
How amazing is that?! Derby is just an amazing dog with an amazing spirit and we love that he able to now live his life like a normal dog. Hopefully this work will help other pets with leg deformities and amputations live fuller lives.