Disabled Duck Receives 3D-Printed Prosthetic Foot

Disabled Duck Receives 3D-Printed Prosthetic Foot

Buttercup was born with a backwards foot and had to have it amputated so a new high-tech foot is being molded.

Emma Hutchings
  • 28 june 2013

A duck born with it’s left foot turned backwards will receive a 3D printed replacement after it had to be amputated earlier this year. Since the foot needs to be flexible, the 3D printed version is actually a mold that will be filled with silicone. Once completed, the foot will be attached to the duck’s leg using a silicone sheath.

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