Skeletal fixation in the rabbit knee transplantation model

Liana M. Nolan, C. Vaughan A. Bowen, Martin I. Boyer

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The immature rabbit knee model for epiphyseal plate transplantations has been used by a number of investigators. Rigid fixation of the femoral osteosynthesis has been difficult to achieve reliably. This paper describes a new technique for obtaining consistent and satisfactory skeletal fixation in this model. The tibia was internally fixed with an ASIF/AO four‐hole minifragment plate. The femur was fixed with a 2.4 mm Steinman pin supplemented with two 26 gauge stainless steel interosseous wire loops placed at right angles to each other. © Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-292
Number of pages2
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1992


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