Grove family fashions prosthetic limb for alpaca

An Oklahoma City alpaca is rehabilitating at a Grand Lake alpaca ranch while a Grove family fits her for a new artificial leg.

BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Modified: November 4, 2012 at 10:35 pm •  Published: November 5, 2012
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GROVE — Dave and Beverly Helms have fitted prosthetic limbs for war veterans, diabetics, athletes and one active four-legged client.

Dave Helms has incorporated the latest in technology of carbon fiber construction, epoxy resin and titanium components to create a prosthetic to meet the daily needs of a growing 143-pound female alpaca named Cornucopia.

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