Effects of medullary reaming on fracture healing. Tibial osteotomies in rabbits.

Abstract

Unilateral, midshaft tibial osteotomy was made in 16 rabbits. Reaming of the medullary canal was performed in half the animals, while the other half were operated on without reaming. Intramedullary fixation was accomplished with multiple Kirschner pins in both groups. Bone healing occurred with abundant peripheral callus in both groups. Mechanical testing… (More)

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