Otto Maissen

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Limitations in the use of autologous bone graft, which is the gold standard therapy in bone defect healing, drive the search for alternative treatments. In this study the influence of rhTGFbeta-3 on mechanical and radiological parameters of a healing bone defect in the sheep tibia was assessed. In the sheep, an 18-mm long osteoperiosteal defect in the tibia(More)
Impaired nutrition of the intervertebral disc has been hypothesized to be one of the causes of disc degeneration. However, no causal relationship between decreased endplate perfusion and limited nutrient transport has been demonstrated to support this pathogenic mechanism. To determine the importance of endplate perfusion on solute diffusion into the(More)
STUDY DESIGN Experimental animal study. OBJECTIVE.: Evaluate osteopromotive properties of a beta-tricalcium phosphate (TCP) implant with different osteogenic substances in an animal study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Current research in spine surgery is focusing on resorbable bone implants because of the high morbidity after iliac crest graft harvesting.(More)
We investigated the osteopromotive properties of plasmatransglutaminase (F XIII), bone marrow and venous blood on a resorbable beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) scaffold. A baseline binding and release study of F XIII from the scaffold showed a continuous release of 18% of the total dose after 48 h. The main study consisted of 18 adult sheep with(More)
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