Correlation of serum alkaline phosphatase activity with the healing process of long bone fractures in dogs.

@article{Komnenou2005CorrelationOS,
  title={Correlation of serum alkaline phosphatase activity with the healing process of long bone fractures in dogs.},
  author={Anastasia T Komnenou and Maria Karayannopoulou and Zoe S. Polizopoulou and Theodoros C. Constantinidis and Angelos Dessiris},
  journal={Veterinary clinical pathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={35-8}
}
BACKGROUND Bone healing is monitored mainly by physical and serial radiologic examinations of the fracture site. However, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish a delayed union from a nonunion, and advanced imaging techniques may not be available. Serum biochemical markers of bone formation, such as alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, may be clinically useful in evaluating the progress of healing. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to correlate serial values of serum ALP activity with… CONTINUE READING
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