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A non-union model of the rabbit tibial diaphysis

  • O.O.A. Oni
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    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK
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      A consistently reproducible non-union model has been created in the adult rabbit tibial diaphysis. After making an osteotomy, the marrow was removed, the periosteum was excised and a silastic sheath was wrapped around the shaft. The fracture cleft was invaded by a non osteogenic fibrous tissue following the removal of the sheath after an interval of 4 weeks.
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