Dog bite 💀🐶
Dog bite injuries typically involve avulsion (tearing off) of facial tissues and require skilful reconstruction and preservation of tissue to optimize healing. Dogs typically cause bite injuries by grasping the tissue in their jaw and as the victim pulls away the tissue was torn and/or ripped. Although dog bite injuries typically involve children, adults may be victims as well. The child in the photograph below was bitten by a Chow Chow breed that belonged to a family member. Despite the extensive nature of the injury, there was no tissue missing and a good cosmetic outcome was achieved following the initial reconstructive plastic surgery.