A method for making reproducible experimental fractures of the rabbit tibia.

@article{Ashhurst1982AMF,
  title={A method for making reproducible experimental fractures of the rabbit tibia.},
  author={Doreen E. Ashhurst and Jane Hogg and S. M. Perren},
  journal={Injury},
  year={1982},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={236-42}
}
A method for making reproducible fractures of the tibia of the rabbit is described. The fractures may be stabilized by plating with either metallic compression, or plastic plates. If a stainless steel dynamic compression plate is used, the rigid immobilization of the fragments leads to direct Haversian remodelling across the fracture, i.e. primary healing, whereas when a plastic plate is used, the fixation is unstable and this leads to secondary healing with the development of a cartilaginous… CONTINUE READING