The use of computed tomography to quantitate bone formation after distraction epiphysiolysis in the rabbit

P.M. Roermund, Van, B.M. Haar Romenij, ter, G.J. Schoonderwoert, C.J.W.M. Brandt, S. Sijbrandij, W. Renooij

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    Abstract

    A study of limb lengthening by distraction epiphysiolysis in the rabbit tibia is presented. For this purpose a special external distraction device was developed, which allowed 10 mm lengthening of the leg. Bone formation in the distraction zone was quantified by means of computed tomography. Cross-sectional scan planes at 1.5 mm separation revealed bone formation proceeding for several weeks after the end of the distraction period. A period of bone remodeling followed, resulting in the formation of a solid cortical structure, similar to the diaphysis, in the distraction zone.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)52-56
    Number of pages5
    JournalSkeletal Radiology
    Volume16
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1987

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