The periosteum: its function reassessed.

  title={The periosteum: its function reassessed.},
  author={Arthur L. Eyre-Brook},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
A review of experimental work relating to the function of the periosteum, beginning with that of Macewen in 1912, is of special interest to clinicians. Macewen's failure to obtain new-bone formation following the subperiosteal removal of the radius was due to a technique that obliterated the space, an occurrence that is inevitable in total excision. The… CONTINUE READING