Comparison of four different techniques for performing an osteotomy A BIOMECHANICAL, RADIOLOGICAL AND HISTOLOGICAL STUDY ON RABBITS TIBIAS

Elmadag M. , Uzer G. , Yildiz F. , ERDEN T. , Bilsel K. , Buyukpinarbasili N. , ...Daha Fazla

BONE & JOINT JOURNAL, sa.12, ss.1628-1633, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


This animal study compares different methods of performing an osteotomy, including using an Erbium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet laser, histologically, radiologically and biomechanically. A total of 24 New Zealand rabbits were divided into four groups (Group I: multihole-drilling; Group II: Gigli saw; Group III: electrical saw blade and Group IV: laser). A proximal transverse diaphyseal osteotomy was performed on the right tibias of the rabbits after the application of a circular external fixator. The rabbits were killed six weeks after the procedure, the operated tibias were resected and radiographs taken.