A model was developed in the dog to allow both the metaphysis and epiphysis of the distal ulnar growth plate to be microsurgically revascularised from the pedicle of the anterior interosseous vessels. With both circulations revascularised, grafts retained their structural integrity and growth continued at rates only slightly less than normal (mean 85%). If either or both circulations were not revascularised, growth rates were lower and were associated with skeletal collapse in the ischaemic bone segment.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|