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Published on January 11th, 2018 | by Joe Scott

Four Month Old Stafford-shire Bull Terrier Is Given 3D Printed Cast After Savage Attack By Another Dog

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The Exo-K9 exoskeleton is a 3D printed mask for dogs with maxillomandibular injuries, according to the team.

It was developed in collaboration with biomedical engineering students at the University of California, Davis.




While Loca’s injuries were severe, her young age meant she had a better chance that her temporomandibular joint (TMJ) – the jaw hinge – would heal through natural bone regrowth.

The 3D printed cast works much like a traditional cast that would be used for a leg, for example, to help a fracture heal.

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