Loca arrived at the veterinary hospital after being injured by another dog.
A three-dimensional printed mask helps a 4-month-old puppy recover after another dog bites his face and suffers a series of injuries to his face. The female Staffordshire bull terrier, called "Loca", is expected to recover from a fractured cheekbone and jaw, but researchers from the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine decided to help the process with an exoskeleton mask, reported Fox 29.  The efforts are being directed by the teachers, the doctors. Frank Verstraete and Boaz Arzi and resident Dr. Colleen Geisbush, said a press release.
MOM 2 DAYS AFTER THE FLU DIAGNOSIS
"As soon as Loca arrived at the hospital, Dr. Arzi notified the BME students that they were ready to print an Exo-K9 if a CT scan showed that would be an ideal case, "said the press release. "Local was placed under general anesthesia for a conical beam CT scan to characterize the extent of his lesions.The scan showed the extension of the lesions in the facial bones, jaw, TMJ and also a small fracture in the vertebrae of his Then rescue surgery was performed to remove bone fragments from his right zygomatic arch and his right caudal jaw. "
Loca's recovery included a month without toys, bones or hard food, and her mask remained on at all times. Three months after the surgery, the researchers report that the mask appears to be helping its healing process.