Canine jawbone repair offers potential for humans, experts say

03/19/2013 | USA Today

Whiskey is an 11-year-old Munsterlander whose quality of life was improved with experimental surgery at the University of California, Davis, to repair his jawbone after squamous cell carcinoma using spongy scaffolding that eventually supports new bone. Creators biomedical engineer Dan Huey and veterinarian Boaz Arzi worked with veterinarian Frank Verstraete on the procedure, and it's been performed on 12 dogs. "I imagine that it has a great potential in humans, and I think we will see it in the future," Dr. Arzi said. "... This basically eliminates the need to take bone from other parts of the body and implant it."

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