Cutting directions of bone with biomaterials in situ does influence the outcome of histomorphometrical quantifications.


Ten commercially pure titanium implants were inserted in the tibia of ten mature New Zealand white rabbits for a healing period of 3 months. Cut and ground sections were performed on transversely and longitudinally cut tibia bone with implants in situ. Each implant with surrounding bone was processed by (a) dividing it into two parts by cutting transversely… (More)