Experimental microvascular growth plate transfers. Part 1 - Investigation of vascularity

C. V A Bowen, C. P. Ethridge, B. M. O'Brien, G. K. Frykman, G. J. Gumley

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-310
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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