Oxidant status increased during fracture healing in rats.

  title={Oxidant status increased during fracture healing in rats.},
  author={Ali Osman Turgut and Erol G{\"o}kt{\"u}rk and Nusret K{\"o}se and Murat Kaçmaz and Hasan Serdar Ozt{\"u}rk and Sinan Seber and Suat Acar},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  volume={70 5},
We evaluated oxidant status during bone healing in 50 rats. In 40 rats, the right tibia was fractured and fixed intramedullarly (study leg) and the left tibia was pinned but not fractured (control leg). Rats were killed on days 1, 3, 7, 14, 28 and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were determined in tibial bone tissue. The MDA levels of study and control legs were compared with basal MDA levels in bone in 10 rats. There was no apparent difference between the basal level and control legs, but the… CONTINUE READING

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