Orthopaedist Is Hip to the Ways of Saber-Toothed Cats
Feb 01, 2018 Cedars-Sinai Staff
If hips don't lie, Dr. Robert Klapper, orthopaedic surgeon and co-director of the Cedars-Sinai Joint Replacement Program, may have the answer to a long-debated question among paleontologists: Twelve thousand years ago, when the smilodon, or saber-toothed cat, roamed what is now Wilshire Boulevard, did the predator hunt alone or in packs?
"The most modern technology allowed these bones to speak to us, and they had a lot to say."
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"If it's a fact that this is how this animal was born, then it's a fact that someone else had to feed it."
Research like this could help create prostheses in new in-between sizes to help a wider variety of patients.