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Oscar the cat sports a new pair of prosthetic paws, the result of a surgical procedure by neuro-orthopaedic surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick of Surrey, England.

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Oscar the bionic kitty

Oscar the cat sports a new pair of prosthetic paws in June, the result of a surgical procedure by neuro-orthopaedic surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick of Surrey, England.

Oscar's rear paws were chopped off by a combine harvester while he was basking in the sunshine. Oscar can walk again, thanks to these custom-made implants that mimic the way deer antler bone grows through skin.