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Peter Emily, DDS, Hon. AVDC


Non-invasive symphyseal fracture management offers excellent alternative to traditional approaches
September 1, 2006

Symphyseal fracture repair in cats has been performed traditionally by placing a ligature wire circumferentially around the anterior mandible and securing the right and left mandibular bodies by tightening the ligature wire. This method is not only invasive, but often results in an unstable symphyseal reduction because of the faculty of ligature wire to stretch over time.

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