A critical component of the stress fracture healing response is a proportional increase in periosteal vascularity before bone deposition. The molecular factors that coordinate the angiogenic-osteogenic response to a stress fracture have been recently described. Bone morphogenetic protein-2 may be an important early response gene in the initiation of periosteal woven bone formation.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2009|