Calcitonin administration in a rabbit distraction osteogenesis model.

Abstract

The effect of salmon calcitonin on the maturation of the regenerate bone was assessed in an experimental model in rabbits. Twenty-six New Zealand White male rabbits, approximately 5 months old and weighing 3 to 3.5 kg, were subjected to a mid-diaphyseal tibial osteotomy. After 5 days, the right tibia was lengthened gradually at a rate of 0.375 mm every 12… (More)

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