Zygomatic arch fracture in a dog treated with Veterinary Cuttable Plate - case report

Fratura de arco zigomático em um cão tratado com placa veterinária cortável - relato de caso

A.S. Macedo N.M.M. Moens About the authors


The purpose of this paper is to describe a case of a right zygomatic arch fracture in a 5-year-old male Labrador Retriever diagnosed with aid of 3D Computed Tomography reconstruction. Because of the depressed fracture and interference with the eyeball, surgical repair of the right zygomatic arch fracture was performed with open reduction and stabilization with an 11-hole, 2.7mm Veterinary Cuttable Plate. Radiographs taken 60 days after surgery revealed that fracture healing occurred without complications with improved function and cosmetic appearance. Ninety days after surgery the patient was clinically discharged.

veterinary orthopedics; facial injury; computed tomography; canine

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