Bone loss in response to long-term immobilisation.

  title={Bone loss in response to long-term immobilisation.},
  author={Hans K. Uhthoff and Zdzislaw Jaworski},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={60-B 3},
The histodynamic response to long-term "non-traumatic" immobilisation was studied in young adult Beagle dogs by means of radiomorphometry and histomorphometry, the right forelimb being encased in plaster and the left forelimb serving as a control. The dogs were killed at two, four, six, eight, twelve, sixteen, twenty, twenty-four, thirty-two and forty weeks and the third metacarpal, radius, ulna and humerus removed for analysis of the contributions of the periosteal, haversian and endosteal… CONTINUE READING


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