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Tommy the donkey has had a new prosthetic leg fitted for Christmas

Source - Sky News

By - Rachael Russel

Date - 21-12-2021

A three-legged donkey is believed to be the first in the UK to be fitted with a prosthetic leg.

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Tommy's owner Gary, who owns a farm in Worcester, contacted Dorset Orthopaedic, a provider of human prosthetics based near Ringwood, after growing concerned over the animal's mobility.
The donkey was born with a deformed front leg, which left him struggling to walk and with a damaged back and shoulder.

The specialists from Dorset created a bespoke prosthetic for Tommy to allow him to walk more comfortably.

The prosthetic is fitted every morning with a hoist that takes Tommy's weight.
Gary said: "I'd heard about the great work being done by Matt Hughes and his team at Dorset Orthopaedic and thought it might be a challenge they would take on.

"Thankfully with a lot of time and effort Tommy is now back on all fours and enjoying his new found mobility."

Full story and video here:

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Tommy the donkey was born with one of his front legs much weaker than the others and struggled with his mobility at a farm in Worcester.

 

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Well Tommy is no longer the 'Wonky Donkey' :)

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It always amazes me what can be done!

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