Puppy born with upside-down paws is up and moving again after surgery

Screenshot from Oliver and Friends Farm Sanctuary
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A puppy born with upside-down paws is walking again after undergoing corrective surgery in January.

According to Oliver and Friends Farm Sanctuary in Oklahoma, Milo the dog was born with bilateral luxated elbows, a congenital defect which makes his paws upside-down.

In January, Milo underwent corrective surgery at Oklahoma State University Veterinary Services where pins were placed in his elbows to help him keep balance.

“We evaluated Milo with our state-of-the-art CT scanner and identified his problem to be congenital dislocation of both elbows,” associate professor of small animal surgery Dr. Erik Clary told NBC-affiliate KFOR-TV in an interview. “With both elbows out of joint, Milo was unable to walk. Try as he may, the best he could do was an inefficient and seemingly uncomfortable ‘army crawl.’”

Check out this Facebook video from Oliver and Friends Farm Sanctuary of Milo going down a ramp to test the balance in his front legs: