D G Giannarakos

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30 adult male New Zealand white rabbits underwent osteotomy and plate fixation of the left ulna for 6 or 12 weeks. The right ulna served as control. In half of the rabbits 6 IU calcitonin was given daily until death, and in the other half placebo injections in the same manner. A three-point bending test was performed on both ulnae. Sections of bone, covered(More)
A distal femoral osteotomy in 46 rabbits was fixed either with biodegradable polydioxanone (PDS) thread and pins (group A, 31 animals) or with metallic Kirschner wire and pins (group B, 15 animals). Postoperatively, the distal part of each femur was removed and evaluated, and bone sections were evaluated by histology and histomorphometry. Macroscopic(More)
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