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Old tiger gets new hip at Brookfield Zoo

Malena came to Brookfield last June. She’s 10 years old, and her joints are beginning to show their age. She’s previously been diagnosed with arthritis.

“If we can get this joint back to normal, she should really have a full life,” Cook said.

The ball-and-socket hip joint is custom made and constructed from metal and “medical-grade plastic.”

“The technology has caught up so we can do 3D-printed, custom implants for a tiger, which was unheard of even five years ago,” Cook said.
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Stereoguy · 56-60, M
That is awesome! 🤗🤗🤗

 
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