From NDJ World Mobile:
Turtle Gets New Leg
Nov 06 2013
Schildi lost her right front paw during an accident and was unable to move about on just 3 legs.
The vets came up with a creative alternative to the missing fourth leg, allowing Schildi to move about again just like she did before the accident.
A Lego piece played with by veterinarian Marcellus Bürkle’s daughter offered the solution. Schildi’s missing right front paw is now a Lego wheel attached to the bottom portion of her shell.
At first Bürkle fitted the turtle with a double wheel but that proved problematic for Schildi every time she took a corner. The vet replaced the double wheel with a single wheel and before long Schildi was on the move again leisurely wandering through Bürkle’s home and backyard.
Schildi is fully grown and won’t have to be fitted with [an]other ‘Lego prosthesis’ over time. The only time she’ll need a new Lego wheel is when she wears out the old one but, according to Dr. Bürkle considering Schildi’s speed, that won’t be anytime soon.
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