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  • Repair of carapace fracture, turtle

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    Repair of carapace fracture, turtle

    Repair of a traumatic carapace fracture in a turtle using zip ties. The bases of the ties are first glued to either side of the fracture using baking soda and cyanoacrylic glue. One tie is then placed through both bases, across the fracture, and through the second tie to secure.

    Courtesy of Dr. Stephen Divers.

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