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Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 108, Issue 4, pp 236–237 | Cite as

Surgical repair of rabbit tibia osteotomy using isobutyl-2-cyanoacrylate

  • F. J. Papatheofanis
Original Articles

Summary

Isobutyl-2-cyanoacrylate was employed in the surgical repair of the osteotomized rabbit tibia in vivo. Union occurred at 24.3±3.1 days postoperatively when the adhesive had been used, compared with 35.5±3.6 days when no intervention was implemented. Healing of the osteotomy was not aided by external fixation or immobilization in either case. The results indicate the feasibility of using isobutyl-2-cyanoacrylate in the repair of load-bearing bones.

Keywords

Public Health Immobilization External Fixation Rabbit Tibia 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Papatheofanis
    • 1
  1. 1.Bone Metabolism Laboratory, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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