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Prosthetic Legs For Elephants

In Thailand, an orthopedic surgeon invented an artificial leg for Mosha, a baby elephant who lost her leg to a landmine.

vendredi 14 avril, Il y a 9 mois
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Prosthetic limbs are artificial body parts that replace missing or damaged ones. As Mosha grew, the prosthetic had to be replaced, and Dr. Therdchai improved it every time. Mosha remembers and shows gratitude towards Dr. Therdchai.


• Landmine: an explosive device concealed under or on the ground and designed to destroy or disable enemy targets.

• Orthopedic surgeon: a medical doctor who specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal system disorders and injuries.

• Prosthetic: an artificial body part that replaces a missing or damaged part of the body.

• Pressure: continuous physical force exerted on an object or surface.

• Sturdy: strong and reliable.

• Trial and error: a problem-solving approach that involves experimenting with different solutions until a successful one is found.

• Trunk: an elongated, prehensile appendage on the face of an elephant that is used for grasping, manipulating, and communicating.

• Salute: a gesture of respect or greeting, typically involving the raising of one's hand to the forehead.

Source: Great Big Story

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