The contributions of dietary protein and mineral to the healing of experimental fractures. A biomechanical study.

@article{Einhorn1986TheCO,
  title={The contributions of dietary protein and mineral to the healing of experimental fractures. A biomechanical study.},
  author={Thomas A. Einhorn and F Bonnarens and Aaron H. Burstein},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1986},
  volume={68 9},
  pages={1389-95}
}
We examined the contributions of dietary protein and mineral to fracture-healing by assessing the mechanical properties of fracture callus in rats that were fed a diet that was deficient in or enriched by these nutrients. In order to isolate the effects of diet on fracture-healing, we developed a method for producing a standard closed femoral fracture with minimum-soft-tissue injury. Three groups of animals were studied. Group I was a control group, in which the rats did not undergo an… CONTINUE READING