Fracture healing in rat femora as affected by functional weight bearing

A. Sarmiento, J. F. Schaeffer, L. Beckerman, L. L. Latta, J. E. Enis

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Abstract

Femoral fractures were created in rats to determine whether there were differences in healing under conditions of immobilization and under conditions of immediate weight-bearing. Histologic and roentgenographic differences were present by the second week after fracture and differences became progressively greater during the next 3 wk. Functional weight-bearing was found to accelerate the rate of fracture healing and to improve significantly the strength of the healing bone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Sarmiento, A., Schaeffer, J. F., Beckerman, L., Latta, L. L., & Enis, J. E. (1977). Fracture healing in rat femora as affected by functional weight bearing. Unknown Journal, 59(3), 369-375. https://doi.org/10.2106/00004623-197759030-00014