Temporal tissue patterns in bone healing of sheep.

  title={Temporal tissue patterns in bone healing of sheep.},
  author={Andreas Vetter and Devakara R. Epari and Robin Seidel and Hanna Schell and Peter Fratzl and Georg N. Duda and Richard Weinkamer},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  volume={28 11},
Secondary fracture healing in long bones leads to the successive formation of intricate patterns of tissues in the newly formed callus. The main aim of this work was to quantitatively describe the topology of these tissue patterns at different stages of the healing process and to generate averaged images of tissue distribution. This averaging procedure was based on stained histological sections (2, 3, 6, and 9 weeks post-operatively) of 64 sheep with a 3 mm tibial mid-shaft osteotomy… CONTINUE READING