Standardization of tibial fractures in the rat.

  title={Standardization of tibial fractures in the rat.},
  author={Bue Bak and Klaus Skovbo Jensen},
  volume={13 4},
The influence of the fracture level on the biomechanical properties of healing rat tibial fractures has not been investigated so far, despite the widespread use of rats in fracture healing studies. Fractures were produced in four different zones in the right rat tibia and immobilized with a K-wire. A fifth group of rats was not fractured. After 40 days of healing the fractures and the non-fractured bones were tested in three-point bending. A distinct correlation was found between fracture level… CONTINUE READING