The effect of distraction upon bone, muscle, and periosteum.

  title={The effect of distraction upon bone, muscle, and periosteum.},
  author={Natsuo Yasui and H Kojimoto and Hidesuke Shimizu and Yutaka Shimomura},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={22 4},
Bone lengthening was achieved on rabbit tibias by means of callus distraction (callotasis) using a dynamic external fixator. The periosteum and the muscle fascia were labeled with metal markers; changes in position of these markers during slow progressive distraction were monitored by soft radiography. During the waiting period before commencing distraction, the periosteal markers around the osteotomy site were elevated from the bone surface by newly formed external callus. There was an… CONTINUE READING


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