|Bella before surgery. (Source: WHDH/NBC)|
Then Bella made her way to the Angell Animal Medical Center.
At the Angell Center, Dr. Mike Pavletic, a recognized leader in veterinary reconstructive surgery, transplanted muscle tissue from Bella's back to replace the damaged triceps muscle a trained it to take over its new job.
Three months after her surgery, with the help of physical therapy, Bella regained the use of the leg.
At Angell, muscle transplant billed as first of its kind allows dog to walk again
Pioneering Muscle Transplant Allows “Bella” the Dog to Walk Again