Experimental blunt chest trauma impairs fracture healing in rats.


In poly-traumatic patients a blunt chest trauma is an important trigger of the posttraumatic systemic inflammatory response. There is clinical evidence that fracture healing is delayed in such patients, however, experimental data are lacking. Therefore, we investigated the influence of a thoracic trauma on fracture healing in a rat model. Male Wistar rats… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jor.21299


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@article{Recknagel2011ExperimentalBC, title={Experimental blunt chest trauma impairs fracture healing in rats.}, author={Stefan Recknagel and Ronny Bindl and Julian Kurz and Tim Wehner and C Ehrnthaller and Markus Werner Kn{\"o}ferl and Florian Gebhard and Markus S Huber-Lang and Lutz Claes and Anita Ignatius}, journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society}, year={2011}, volume={29 5}, pages={734-9} }