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Poor little Quack-Quack the duck was attacked by a dog on the campus of NTU, Taiwan. Thankfully, Quack-Quack was rescued and taken for care at the university’s veterinary hospital. After surgery, it appeared that there was still something wrong with the little duck’s left leg. Upon further inspection, they found he had a slight internal metatarsus torsion and was overcompensating by putting extra pressure on his right leg.

Injured Duck Gets Back on His Flippers Thanks to a Custom 3-D Printed Brace
 

So, it was decided that this lucky duck would not have to drudge through life with a limp, but that he would get the full works with a custom 3-D printed leg brace! The incredible technology that made this possible is jaw-dropping to say the least. Check out Quack-Quack’s journey:

 

First, Quack-Quack was fitted for his new brace.

Injured Duck Gets Back on His Flippers Thanks to a Custom 3-D Printed Brace

Based on the specific dimensions of Quack-Quack’s foot and flipper, the 3-D printer made up an exact mold.

Injured Duck Gets Back on His Flippers Thanks to a Custom 3-D Printed Brace

Once it was all set to go, Quack-Quack was strapped into his new brace to test for size and mobility.

Injured Duck Gets Back on His Flippers Thanks to a Custom 3-D Printed Brace

 At first, he was a little wary of the brace and wasn’t sure he liked it. Treats definitely helped. 

Injured Duck Gets Back on His Flippers Thanks to a Custom 3-D Printed Brace

With a bit of practice, Quack-Quack got his waddle back, check him out!

Injured Duck Gets Back on His Flippers Thanks to a Custom 3-D Printed Brace

To see the full transformation from mold to mobility, check out the video below.

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