Research Article| Volume 17, ISSUE 2, P78-80, March 1986

Collagen types present at human fracture sites—a preliminary report

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      Collagen has been examined from normally and abnormally healing fractures. A higher proportion of type III collagen than was expected was found in abnormally healing fractures. Very little is known about collagen synthesis in healing fractures and how it is altered in abnormal healing states such as delayed and non-union.
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