Hinnerk Gerigk

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Critical or delayed bone healing in rat osteotomy (OT) models is mostly achieved through large defects or instability. We aimed to design a rat OT model for impaired bone healing based on age, gender and parity. The outcome should be controllable through variations of the haematoma in the OT including a bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) 2 guided positive(More)
OBJECTIVE Contrast between not fully mineralized tissues is weak and limits conventional computed tomography (CT). An automated grayscale histogram-based analysis features could improve the sensitivity to tissue alterations during early bone healing. MATERIALS AND METHODS Tissue formation in a rat osteotomy model was analyzed using in vivo micro-CT and(More)
Sufficient angiogenesis is crucial during tissue regeneration and therefore also pivotal in bone defect healing. Recently, peripheral blood derived progenitor cells have been identified to have in addition to their angiogenic potential also osteogenic characteristics, leading to the hypothesis that bone regeneration could be stimulated by local(More)
Here we describe the use of a 5-MHz focused transmission system to image the bone repair region and to distinguish the early healing phases in a rat osteotomy (OT) model. Twelve-month-old female rats underwent a 2-mm OT. After 6 wk of consolidation, 2-D projection images of time-of-flight, speed of sound, and ultrasound attenuation were measured in vitro.(More)
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