A segmental radial defect model was used to radiographically and histologically evaluate response to ratite cancellous xenograft in pigeons. The control group showed little evidence of callus production with all fractures proceeding to nonunion. Lymphocytic response to xenograft peaked at four weeks and diminished thereafter. Fractures treated with cancellous xenograft had significant increases in new bone production.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology|
|State||Published - Mar 17 2003|
- Bone graft
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology