Pet Perspective / Oral Trauma in a 7# Dog
Referral for severe extra / intraoral trauma. Multiple soft tissue lacerations with vertical mandibular fracture extending from superior to inferior cortex. Unstable.
Fix: Selective pre molar extraction, mini T plate.
Fx reduction, plate fixated with 1.5 X 8mm self tapping mini screws.
Proper plate position required T to be placed between the roots of the
4th pre molar, selective XS of the 3rd pre molar, and re positioning of
mental n. ( see photos )
PRF and Collagen membrane placed to cover plate and support the torn musculature and soft tissue before primary closure.
Notice on the final closure photo the screw penetration at the lingual plate. Screw tip flattened with a fine diamond before a few sutures were placed. Challenge was not the treatment planning but the size of patient.