Evaluation of Key's hypothesis in the feline tibia: an experimental model for augmented bone healing studies.

@article{Toombs1985EvaluationOK,
  title={Evaluation of Key's hypothesis in the feline tibia: an experimental model for augmented bone healing studies.},
  author={James P Toombs and Larry J Wallace and Dale E. Bjorling and George N. Rowland},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={1985},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={513-8}
}
Key's hypothesis states that a segmental long bone defect 1.5 times the diaphyseal diameter exceeds the regenerative capacity of bone in skeletally mature dogs and results in nonunion. This hypothesis was evaluated in 5 adult cats with rigidly fixated segmental tibial ostectomies ranging from 1.25 to 1.52 times the diaphyseal diameter. Clinical, radiographic, and histologic data were obtained over a 12-week period. Healing was classified as mature bony union, clinical union, delayed union, or… CONTINUE READING

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