First transplant of muscle tissue restores limb function in dog

12/7/2012 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Angell Animal Medical Center veterinarian Mike Pavletic performed the first muscle transplant on a dog, breaking new ground and restoring function to the animal's crippled foreleg. Dr. Pavletic used muscle tissue from the dog's back to replace damaged tissue on the leg. Three months later, the dog is using the limb relatively normally.

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