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UC Davis Newswatch: Whiskey’s Jaw
Date: 1/6/2014; 1 minutes

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Whiskey, a 60-pound Munsterlander dog, faced surgical removal of a section of his lower left jawbone when he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor. But thanks to a team of UC Davis biomedical engineers and veterinary surgeons, Whiskey now has a healthy new jawbone. Part of whiskey's jaw was removed, and then re-built using a titanium plate and matrix soaked in a material that can essentially re-grow bone.

UC Davis veterinarians have successfully completed this surgery eight times now, and say procedures like this one may well be the future of human medicine.

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