Mandibular corrective osteotomy using novel locking compression plate 3.5/4.5/5.0 mm metaphyseal plates

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Abstract

Objective

To describe a technique and the outcome of using 3.5/4.5/5.0 Metaphyseal Locking Compression Plate for corrective osteotomy of mandibular brachygnathia.

Study Design

Clinical report.

Animal

Eight-month Thoroughbred horse.

Methods

Severe mandibular brachygnathia was surgically treated by corrective osteotomy and fixation with 2 LCP 3.5/4.5/5.0 Metaphyseal plates inserted using minimally invasive technique.

Results

Severe mandibular brachygnathia was treated successfully with minor complications and stable fixation after 3 months. Cosmetic outcome and owner satisfaction was excellent.

Conclusions

Corrective osteotomy and fixation with LCP 3.5/4.5/5.0 Metaphyseal plates can be considered as a surgical technique for correction of severe mandibular brachygnathia in weanlings.

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