Effect of fracture on longitudinal bone growth in rats.

  title={Effect of fracture on longitudinal bone growth in rats.},
  author={Lars Ingvar Hansson and Anders Stenstr{\"o}m and K. G. Thorngren},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  volume={47 6},
The growth rate in proximal tibia and distal radius in rats was investigated by the tetracycline method after femoral fracture, tibiofibular fracture, and metatarsal fracture. Up to 1 to 2 weeks after the fracture, a higher growth rate was recorded on the fractured side than on the unfractured side. This effect occurred later after tibiofibular fracture than after femoral and metatarsal fracture, but was almost of the same size and about 8 per cent of the normal growth rate. This difference in… CONTINUE READING