Quantitative studies of blood flow (hydrogen washout technique) and bone mineralization rate (tetracycline labeling) were performed in the ilium of 23 immature dogs before and after Salter innominate osteotomy. The vascular anatomy, blood flow rate, and mineralization rate (appositional bone growth) on the roof of the acetabulum were disturbed after operation. Radiographic healing and normal patterns of circulation to the ilium were partially restored within two weeks and completely restored after six weeks. The data suggest that a single iliac osteotomy is without long-term consequence to the viability of acetabular bone.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Clinical orthopaedics and related research|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1984|