Cutting Edge Veterinarians

This is as cutting edge as it gets:

“Loss of jawbone may occur in dogs following an injury or, more commonly, when a section of the bone must be surgically removed because it has been invaded by a malignant tumor. Soft-tissue tumors – including squamous cell carcinomas that are responsible for 70 percent of all oral tumors in humans – frequently appear in dogs’ mouths and grow into the bone.

Once the diseased section of bone is taken out, the titanium plate is screwed into place on the remaining bone. A stiff, sponge-like chunk of scaffolding material, soaked in a bone growth promoter known as bone morphogenetic protein, is then inserted into the space where the bone was removed. The growth-promoting protein stimulates the dog’s remaining jawbone to grow new bone cells, eventually filling the entire defect and integrating with the native bone.”

Incredible stuff. The science behind this is actually very straight forward. It’s just that no-one has applied this to dogs before in this way.

The only restriction here would be cost – as a client, you will not get much change off $10000 with this procedure.

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About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

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