A dog in Denver named Scout who lost his leg after he was hit by a car earlier this year is about to get a new leg.

Veterinarian Robert Taylor said the prosthetic implant Scout will receive is revolutionary,”There is a remarkable process known as biointegration. Skin, muscle and other soft tissues and bones will grow into certain metallic implants.”

Taylor first tired this new implant on a dog named Trumph in 2006 and it proved to be a success. More and more people are hearing about this and if it continues to be as successful in dogs, the next patients will be people.

Scout will have his surgery this summer at the expected cost of about $20,000.  His family is working to raise the money through fundraisers.

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