The role of periosteal tension in the growth of long bones.

@article{Warrell1979TheRO,
  title={The role of periosteal tension in the growth of long bones.},
  author={E Warrell and John F Taylor},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={1979},
  volume={128 Pt 1},
  pages={179-84}
}
Vertical or circumferential periosteal incisions were made over one tibia of anaesthetized rats, supplemented by localized periosteal stripping in two of the experimental groups. The rats were killed 5 weeks later and tibial lengths measured. Circumferential periosteal division plus periosteal elevation produced the greatest ipsilateral increase in tibial length. In this group of rats the alignment of cortical blood vessels provided evidence that sliding of the periosteum and a release of… CONTINUE READING