3-D printed mask helps injured dogs recover

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An injured dog is on the mend thanks to the medical staff at UC Davis veterinary hospital and some enterprising students.

An injured dog is on the mend thanks to the medical staff at UC Davis veterinary hospital and some enterprising students.

They used a 3-D printed mask to help fix Loca's face. The sweet pup was only four months when she arrived at UC Davis with a fractured skull - after a devastating an attack by another dog.

While the surgeons treated her wounds, students worked on a 3-D printed exoskeleton for her skull.

Loca is the first dog to be outfitted with the mask, which serves as a cast, and it worked! We're told Loca is doing well.

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