April 2003 Issue

Repairing Feline Jaw Fractures

Fractures of the jaw are common in cats, and after fractures of the limbs, they are the most frequently seen. Fractures are most common in cats between one and six years of age and are most often due to injury, but weakened bone secondary to periodontal disease is seen infrequently.

The emphasis should be on normal jaw function and preservation of teeth.

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