Comparison of four different techniques for performing an osteotomy A BIOMECHANICAL, RADIOLOGICAL AND HISTOLOGICAL STUDY ON RABBITS TIBIAS


Elmadag M., UZER G., YILDIZ F., ERDEN T., BILSEL K., BUYUKPINARBASILI N., ...Daha Fazla

BONE & JOINT JOURNAL, ss.1628-1633, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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This animal study compares different methods of performing an osteotomy, including using an Erbium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet laser, histologically, radiologically and biomechanically. A total of 24 New Zealand rabbits were divided into four groups (Group I: multihole-drilling; Group II: Gigli saw; Group III: electrical saw blade and Group IV: laser). A proximal transverse diaphyseal osteotomy was performed on the right tibias of the rabbits after the application of a circular external fixator. The rabbits were killed six weeks after the procedure, the operated tibias were resected and radiographs taken.