Case: Jaw fracture in a working Spaniel fixed with plates

Reggie, a working spaniel suffered a fractured jaw. The mandible (lower jaw) was broken on both sides. The fractures were initially fixed with wires placed in the mouth. These repairs were backed up with another wire and locking plate applied to each side through an incision in the soft tissues under the jaw. The jaw alignment was excellent. Pain relief was provided with, amongst other things, local anaesthetic injections, much like you’d have yourself at the dentist.

Reggie went home the next day, already eating well.
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