Researchers in Scotland Save Leg of Dog By Growing Bone in the Lab

January 3, 2018
Eva the dog was hit by a car and - in the past - would have required a leg amputation. But due to a breakthrough method of creating bone, she runs and plays like she did before the accident. With four legs. Researchers in Scotland saved Eva's legs with a new technique allowing bones to grow... in a laboratory! This bone-mending technique could potentially save limbs of soldiers and landmine victims. The details are equally amazing: Eva's new leg began with a putty of bone flakes and a bone-growth protein which was packed into the wound and the fracture healed within seven weeks.