Interarticular bone tunnel healing.

@article{Berg2001InterarticularBT,
  title={Interarticular bone tunnel healing.},
  author={Eugene E. Berg and Marie E Pollard and Qing-lin Kang},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          189-95
        }
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the healing behavior of an interarticular bone tunnel exposed continuously to a synovial environment. TYPE OF STUDY Experimental in vivo animal model. METHODS Twenty-six adult rabbits had 3.2-mm diameter tunnels drilled in the femur and tibia of both hind-limb stifle joints parallel to but without violation of the native anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The animals were euthanized at 1, 2, 4, and 12 weeks postoperatively. Decalcified sections were made of the bone… CONTINUE READING
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